- Reading level: 18+ years
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Pan; Reprints edition (6 September 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0330488961
- ISBN-13: 978-0330488969
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.5 x 19.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 18 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest Paperback – 6 Sep 2002
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'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
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Mr.boukreev is routinely criticized for descending ahead of clients. Although Mr.krakauer grants Mr. Boukreev certain sttength, he never paints the big picture of one of the most amazing rescues in mountaineering history performed single-handedly a few hours after climbing Everest without oxygen.Mr.boukreev has topped already six of fourteen 8000peaks(total seven times mt Kanchenjunga two times), many of them solo without o2.Having already done Everest twice ,he foresaw problems with clients nearing camp, noted five other guides & four Sherpas on the peak , and positioned himself to be rested & hydrated enough to respond to an emergency. His heroism is not a fluke.
And I personally wonder after climbing Everest & making g several solo rescue attempts from camp 4 how come he summit mt Lhotse on may 17(it was a fastest solo climb).its semms almost a childplay for Mr. Anatoli when I read about his Lhotse climb just after the everest trazedy.He was build for high altitude mountaineering no doubt about that.And his return to Lhotse summit must have given peace to his disturbed soul as he couldn't rescue his friend Mr.scoot Fisher.
And it was also very sad that scoot misjudged his strength & perished just around balcony.I also mourn later on when I read Mr. Anatoli lost his life attempting mt.Annapurna.it was such a loss to the sport mountaineering
RIP & salute sir.your life was strong.
The guys who have read 'into thin air' I recommend this book to them to know how the things are from Mr. Anatoli perspectice, in which situation & how he made rescue attempts & particularly how what kind of character he holds.
Note: only nanga parbar, Annapurna & gasherbrum I was yet to achieve for him.
A must-read for those who want to know the real story of the worst day in Everest disaster history.
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