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The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest | [Anatoli Boukreev]

The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest

Anatoli Boukreev’s first-hand account of the worst human disaster in the history of Mt. Everest will hold listeners spellbound. A top-rated guide and high altitude climber, Boukreev dictated the raw and powerful details of this ill-fated trek from memories and notes recorded just five days after the catastrophe. In May of 1996, 33 people went up the mountain, but only 28 returned. As two commercial expeditions climbed the world’s highest peak, poor planning, miscommunication, and an unpredictable blizzard conspired to defeat them.
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Anatoli Boukreev’s first-hand account of the worst human disaster in the history of Mt. Everest will hold listeners spellbound. A top-rated guide and high altitude climber, Boukreev dictated the raw and powerful details of this ill-fated trek from memories and notes recorded just five days after the catastrophe. In May of 1996, 33 people went up the mountain, but only 28 returned. As two commercial expeditions climbed the world’s highest peak, poor planning, miscommunication, and an unpredictable blizzard conspired to defeat them. Although the author made it back to the safety of his tent, he defied his own pain and exhaustion to go back up the mountain. His rescue attempt saved the lives of three climbers. The events of those two fateful days prompted researchers at MIT to develop new technology that could prevent the recurrence of such a disaster. Narrators Richard M. Davidson and Nelson Runger sensitively convey the full scope of a drama and a tragedy the world hopes never to see again.

©1997 Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston DeWalt (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC

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    P. Grech 07-29-15
    P. Grech 07-29-15
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    "No Hype. Pure facts."

    if you're interested in hearing the details of what happened on that terrible day on Mount Everest then this book paints a very good picture. There are details here that only someone who was part of the event could talk to nd the facts are breathtaking

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    charlie 07-02-15
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    "Kraukauer is meh"

    I've slowly learned to distrust krakauer. This book obviously has an agenda, but I appreciate a different viewpoint besides krakauer.

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    "A must read if you already read Into Thin Air"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Climb to be better than the print version?

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    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Climb?

    The rescue efforts by Anatoli


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    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The survival of the few left on the open on that night


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