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The Climb By Anatoli Boukreev

The Climb

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The real mountaineer's story behind the fatal Everest climbs of Into Thin Air.
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The Climb Summary


The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest by Anatoli Boukreev

One of the inspirations for the major motion picture Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley

In May 1996 a number of expeditions attempted to climb Mount Everest on the Southeast Ridge route. Crowded conditions slowed their progress and late in the day 23 men and women, including the expedition leaders, were caught in a ferocious blizzard. Disorientated and out of oxygen, climbers struggled to find their way to safety. Alone and climbing blind, Anatoli Boukreev rescued a number of climbers from certain death. This honest and gripping account includes the transcript of the Mountain Madness debriefing, recorded five days after the tragedy, as well as G. Weston de Walt's response to Jon Krakauer.

'Powerful . . . a breath of brisk, sometimes bitter clarity . . . Boukreev did the one thing that denies the void. He took action. He chose danger, and he saved lives.' New York Times Book Review

'The best book I've read this year . . . The Climb has a story that will grip and haunt you.' Alex Garland, author of The Beach and The Tesseract

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The Climb Reviews


'Powerful...a breath of brisk, sometimes bitter clarity...Boukreev did the one thing that denies the void. He took action. He chose danger, and he saved lives.' New York Times Book Review; 'The best book l've read this year... The Climb has a story that will grip and haunt you.' Alex Garland, author of The Beach and The Tesseract

About Anatoli Boukreev


Anatoli Boukreev was one of the world's foremost high-altitude mountaineers. For his heroic actions in May 1996, he was awarded the American Alpine Club's highest honour, the David A. Sowles Memorial Award. He died in an avalanche whilst climbing in Nepal in 1997. G. Weston Dewalt is a writer and documentary filmmaker.

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GOR001214366
The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest by Anatoli Boukreev
Anatoli Boukreev
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2002-09-06
400
0330488961
9780330488969
N/A
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