THE CLIMB - TRAGIC AMBITIONS ON EVEREST (PAPERBACK) (OOP)
Mountaineering guide Anatoli Boukreev gives his account of the events leading up to the 1996 Mt Everest disaster, as well as how he single-handedly led many to safety. Co-written with investigative filmmaker DeWalt, who interviewed survivors.
Anatoli Boukreev was one of the world's foremost high-altitude mountaineers, arguably the finest of his generation. He had summited eleven of the world's 8,000 meter peaks without the use of supplementary oxygen, some of them, including Mount Everest, multiple times. In all, he attempted twenty-one times the summit of the world's highest mountains; twenty-one times he was successful.
Born in Russia where he received the Master of Sports with Honors, Boukreev had made his home in Kazakhstan where in 1998 the President of that Republic awarded him posthumously the "Erligi Ushin" Medal for his contributions to high-altitude mountaineering and for his personal courage. G. Weston DeWalt is a writer and investigative filmmaker who specializes in human rights issues, the confluence of humankind and the environment, and biography.
This is the true story of the 1996 attempt to ascend Mount Everest. Two groups attempted the climb but as they neared the summit they were overcome by the elements. Five climbers died but one man, Anatoli Boukreev, led the rest to safety.As the climbers of the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster vanished into thin air, one man had the courage to bring them down alive....
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