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Following the 1996 Everest story,reading the book from John Krakauer "Into thin air" this book "The Climb" is must to read as follow up to complete the story with Anatoli witness of situation at Everest that year.With hearing the story from other side as well ,then just from John Krakauer ,who was client at other expedition, from person who was one of the main character of the Scott Fisher expedition ,from Anatoli Boukreev.This book is certainly must to read ,for anyone who is interested to know more details and information about 1996 Everest disaster . In my opinion ,following the story,Anatoli was very strong man ,physically or mentally.He was hero,who was willing to risk his life and did everything he could ,to help those other stranded climbers ,from his and other team as well ,at that big high mountain that day.
Hope he rest in peace !
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This book does a great job presenting the facts, but it's more of detailed listing of actions rather then an description of the experience. It depends on what you're looking for. If you want the black and white facts this book is for you. If you're looking for an adventure novel you'll be disappointed.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I have read both "The Climb" and "Into Thin Air". To really appreciate the disaster and heroics of 1996 on Mt. Everest you must read both books.
11 of 13 people found this review helpful
I had read "into Thin Air" and wanted to know more about the climb described in that book. Simply, this book is not as interesting. Not horrible, but just not the best of the choices
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
The only thing I didn't like about the narration was that the person would say the person's name before quoting them. This was done quite often. Although it makes it obviously clear who is being quoted, it was done way too much in the book. I found myself saying Anatoli throughout the book and it would get stuck in my head like a bad song throughout the day.
This book is very, very good. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the adventure survival type books. I would've given this book five stars if the narration style was changed. I will listen to it again, regardless.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
I've read Krakouer's book and after his I read this one on the same subject. I thought I had got it rather ok firstly but some stuff didn't sound logical to me. It did'nt add up. After reading this book I actually got it. Things made more sense. Boukareev, a true hero, shares his own words on what happend during the disaster 1996 and also describes what a sorry circus climbing mount Everest now has become. This brave man should be heared. I wish there were more genuine climbers out there with both the right intentions and true a heart, like Boukareev. May he now rest in peace!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to The Climb the most enjoyable?
Easy to follow, though at times I found myself becoming easily distracted and not following the book. I think this is because of the audible style, I would have had an easier time if it was written. I am fascinated by Everest stories and read Into Thin Air and felt compelled to read this book
Who was your favorite character and why?
Scott Fischer, Rob hall, Great mountaineers
Which scene was your favorite?
Following their route up everest, I could just imagine what it would be like to climb everest
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I felt fascinated by this book, somewhat sad at the end due to the loss of life
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
Sorry, but the author's fascination with detail became annoying to me after a couple of hours. I learned more about facts than I did about feelings, and if you're after that then this is the book for you. Not my thing.
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
This book is a great mountaineering classic. It shares Anatoli's true story of what happened on Everest in 1996, unlike other stories that have surfaced (like Into Thin Air). It is honnest, and it helps understand what happened without blaming anybody and staying humble (once again, unlike Into Thin Air).
I got this book after listening to Into Thin Air, thinking I wanted a different perspective about that tragic year on the worlds highest peak. This is no where near as good a listen as Thin Air, it's slow, the narrator just kind of reads it with no emotion and there are long pauses. Then there are the sections where the books reads in the second person then the first person, and each persons name is announced before the first persons account. This creates a disconcerting turn in that narrative.
I am just about finished with this book and I don't want to stop listening, but I can't wait till it's over.
This is one of the most gripping stories i have heard or read.
I first read the book Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer of how this tragedy happeded, once finished i felt that the russian climber Anatoli Bourkreev seemed to not have done is job properly and was possibly to blame for a number of the eight deaths that happened that day. The worst day in Everest history. so when i found that The Climb had been written I had to know more. I am glad that i did, I belive that the climb gives a much more balanced account of what happed. Anatoli Bourkreev was an incredbly brave and strong man. There are a number of witness reports in the story to prove this, whilst Krakauers book is based on assumptions and his thoughts of what happened, Bourkreev had even helped him durring those terrible few hours He seems to have a real axe to grind. Why not listen to both and see what you think.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
Absolutely amazing story very well read by the narrator. I'm very sad to hear that Anatoli Boukreev lost his life about a year after this book was written. He was a very brave and talented climber. I have listened to many books and this is in my top 5 easily. It's 1 of those books you can't stop thinking about for weeks after.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Very factual, but grippingly told account of the 1996 Everest Disaster from the perspective of Anatoli Boukreev
Any additional comments?
Boukreev's account of the 1996 Everest Disaster start's long before Everest itself ever comes into view and gives some fascinating insights into commercial mountaineering and the organisation that goes into expeditions such as that to Everest. Boukreev's book doesn't dwell on the history of the mountain but gives a full account of events from his perspective without trying to second-guess the actions of others. Intelligently and emotionally told, one gets a sense of the perfect storm of circumstances that led to the disaster and differing ways in which people responded. Only disappointment was that there was no afterword from friends or family following Boukreev's untimely death, leaving his story feeling like it lacked a final chapter.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
good to hear this account of the tragedy. he is a hero in my eyes. once I got used to the pauses I really liked this narrator.
Great book but the long pauses were a little annoying. I would still recommended though.
As an audiobook this is well produced, narrated and paced.
As a book it is very good, taking time to explore both the logistics and personalities involved in the climbing disaster it describes.
Although the author disagrees with much of how his own role is portrayed in the best selling "into thin air" , it is non combative and tries as far as possible to be fact based, rather than argumentative.
That Boukreev was a hero on the mountain cannot be doubted, but more than that, his perspective regarding what it means to be a professional climber and the emotional and moral challenges associated with this.
One of the most interesting points Boukreev makes is that there is a major distinction between "guide" and "consultant" and that this distinction was poorly done understood by Many people who joined him on the mountain
The true tragedy of Everest written by a true mountaineer with great honesty. Despite the language difficulties he has told the true story of what happened in 1996 in the "thin air of Everest".
An insight into an incredible man and a story that few understand. A wonderful tribute to those who chase the high mountain summits and their dreams. A must read to show man and women's frailty when nature speaks.
I have read/ listened to this book on so many occasions it gets better each time!
If you love the high places and an insight into a superstar of a mountaineer this book is for you . Written with great humility by a man who sadly lost his life in the mountains.
Thank you both for this amazing book!
What did you like best about this story?
Anatoli gets to put his version of events into print as a rebuttal of Into Thin Air. Between all the versions that have come out about the 1996 tragedy we are getting closer to what actually happened.
Gripping story that is told in an engaging way by an excellent reader. Could easily have been overdramatised but the simple tone works well. The content is the perfect counterpoint to Into Thin Air and my feeling is you need both to get any sense of what happened, but the lasting sense is that this is very much the story of a 'difficult man' as he himself calls it, trying to answer what he felt were unfair allegations. There is a lot of justification and references to why he wasn't on oxygen - a big criticism from John Krakauer. Really fascinating though, just leaves you with lots more questions than answers!
A great insight into the obsession and bravery of those who climb at the highest level.
I found it very easy to listen to this audiobook. The performance was well done and the story was well written.
It appears that this account of the tragic Everest season pulled it's information from multiple sources and interviews. very interesting to see how a series of small decisions can lead to such a sad loss of life.