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The internationally bestselling account of the 1996 Everest disaster by one of the few who reached the summit and survived. 20 photos. Maps.
On May 10, 1996, Lene Gammelgaard became the first female Scandinavian climber ever to make it to the top of Mount Everest. By nightfall, however, treacherous weather and human error conspired to turn triumph into catastrophe. Eight climbers would ultimately perish. This account, illustrated with color photos. brings to life the author's experiences on Everest and puts the 1996 tragedy in a new perspective. Maps.