Book Reviews of Climbing High : A Woman's Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy

Climbing High : A Woman's Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy
Climbing High A Woman's Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy
Author: Lene Gammelgaard, Press Seal
ISBN-13: 9780060953614
ISBN-10: 0060953616
Publication Date: 7/1/2000
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Perennial Currents
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
This was the seventh book I've read on the 1996 Everest tragedy, and - hands down - the worst, by far. It is really poorly written. REALLY. POORLY. WRITTEN. The bland prose may be the translator's fault, but the accumulation of sentences that never lead to a conclusion is all Lene. The book, also, is all Lene, all the time. It's all about her. And since by the end of the book, I didn't like her very well, reading this qualified as worse than just a waste of time and tree pulp. Save yourself the annoyance - give Lene a miss.
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Helpful Score: 1
I liked this book. It is about the author who was on the expedition in 1996, when they were climbing Everest, that several people were lost on the mountain. I had read several books about this same incident, each written from the authors perspective, and this is also from Lene Gammelgaard's perspective. A good book, and well worth the read.
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Good book slow at first, it's a quick read