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The Climb
The Climb
Author: Anatoli Boukreev, G. Weston DeWalt
In May 1996 three expeditions attempted to climb Mount Everest on the Southeast Ridge route pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. Crowded conditions slowed their progress. Late in the day twenty-three men and women-including expedition leaders Scott Fischer and Rob Hall-were caught in a ferocious blizzard. Disoriented and o...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312206376
ISBN-10: 0312206372
Publication Date: 7/16/1999
Pages: 416
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

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Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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"One of the most amazing rescues in mountaineering history, performed single-handedly a few hours after climbing Everest without oxygen by a man some describe as the Tiger Woods of Himalayan climbing."-Wall Street Journal.

This is another account of the ill fated 1996 Everest distaster that Jon Krakauer wrote about. Anotoly is a climbing stud and fully documents how he went about assisting in the rescue of numerous individuals in the danger zone. It's not as good of a read as Krakauer's book, "Into Thin Air," but a good read nonetheless.
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This is a story of the famous May 10th 1996 Mt. Everest expedition told from the perspective of Anatoli Boukreev, head mountain guide for Mountain Madness (run by Scott Fisher). His love and respect for the mountain show through. His concern for safety and his efforts that saved 3 people make this book unique.
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This is a good read-- gives you a little more insight after reading Into Thin Air.
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excellent first person account of climb to everest.
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This is an account from an expedition done at the same time as the one in Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air."
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Boukreev was the bad guy in "Into Thin Air." Here he tell his side of the story, and discusses his life as a climber. Soon after he, too, was killed in a climbing accident.