In May 1996, two commercial expedition groups attempted to ascend Mount Everest. Each group contained world class climbers and relative novices, some of whom had paid tens of thousands of pounds for the climb. But as the climbers neared the summit, they were overtaken by intense snow and wind, and found their crucial oxygen supplies depleted. Five of them died, including the expeditions' two charismatic leaders. Anatoli Boukreev emerged as the hero. A top climber and guide, Bourkeev led his exhausted and terrified group of six back to safety, then went back out in the blizzard to help others stranded on the mountain. Boukreev's first-person recollections are bolstered in this book by Weston DeWalt's investigative inquiry, which includes interviews with most of the surviving climbers, medical personnel, Sherpa guides, and the families of the dead.
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The Climb is Russian mountaineer Anatoli Boukreev's account of the harrowing May 1996 Mount Everest attempt, a tragedy that resulted in the deaths of eight people. The book is also Boukreev's rebuttal to accusations from fellow climber and author Jon Krakauer, who, in his bestselling memoir, Into Thin Air, suggests that Boukreev forfeited the safety of his clients to achieve his own climbing goals. Investigative writer and Climb coauthor G. Weston DeWalt uses taped statements from the surviving climbers and translated interviews from Boukreev to piece together the events and prove to the reader that Boukreev's role was heroic, not opportunistic. Boukreev refers to the actions of expedition leader Scott Fischer throughout the ascent, implying that factors other than the fierce snowstorm may have caused this disaster. This new account sparks debate among both mountaineers and those who have followed the story through the media and Krakauer's book. Readers can decide for themselves whether Boukreev presents a laudable defense or merely assuages his own bruised ego.From the Publisher:
This newest edition of the bestselling account of the 1996 Everest disaster now includes never before published transcripts of the climbers' debriefing from the Everest base camp. This new material is a must for all followers of the Everest story and includes the climbers first reactions to events.
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Descrizione libro St Martins Press, New York, NY, 1997. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: NEW. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. First Edition, 3rd Printing. BRAND NEW COPY. An account and analysis of the Mt Everest climb of May, 1996 when twelve mountaineers died in one of the biggest tragedies in the climbing history of Mount Everest. A collaborative work by Russian mountaineer, and head expedition guide Anatoli Bourkreev (1958 - 1997), and, writer and investigative film-maker G. Weston DeWalt. Volume draws on Boukreev's expedition logs, personal journals, letters and reflections. A thought provoking and sobering account. Codice libro della libreria 014723
Descrizione libro St Martins Pr. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0312168144. Codice libro della libreria SKU1005618
Descrizione libro St Martins Pr, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110312168144
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Descrizione libro St Martins Pr, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0312168144