The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest by Anatoli Boukreev

The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest

byAnatoli Boukreev

Kobo ebook | September 22, 2015

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Everest, the major motion picture from Universal Pictures, is set for wide release on September 18, 2015. Read The Climb, Anatoli Boukreev (portrayed by Ingvar Sigurðsson in the film) and G. Weston DeWalt’s compelling account of those fateful events on Everest.

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 out of oxygen, climbers struggled to find their way down the mountain as darkness approached. Alone and climbing blind, Anatoli Boukreev brought climbers back from the edge of certain death. This new edition includes a transcript of the Mountain Madness expedition debriefing recorded five days after the tragedy, as well as G. Weston DeWalt's response to Into Thin Air author Jon Krakauer.

Title:The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on EverestFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 22, 2015Publisher:St. Martin's Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:125009982X

ISBN - 13:9781250099822


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good This book was very informative
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Really Liked It I had just finished watching the movie and was really in the mood to learn more about what happened and the events that took place. I really loved his interpretation of events even as my heart broke when he showed everyone pictures of how warmly he was dressed to try and figure out if it was enough. John Kraukner is a douche and really didn't need to say what he did when he did even less to help out.
Date published: 2016-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Climb If you have read "Into Thin Air" then you must also read this book. I had so many unanswered questions after reading the above. "The Climb" gave the reader a very different perspective on the same incident and left me with a greater respect for mountaineers.
Date published: 2001-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Climb This book was a great contrast to "Into Thin Air". It captured my attention within the first few pages, and I had a hard time putting it down. I found that The Climb was written well, and it tried to tell you the truth about what happened on Everest that day, instead of laying the blaim. I liked the fact that there were actual quotes from the debriefing sessions, something that makes you feel that what the writer is telling you is real.
Date published: 2001-01-06