Dark Summit: The Extraordinary True Story of Everest’s Most Controversial Season by Nick Heil soon to be presented for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Virgin, 2008, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps ;
From the cover: EVEREST the highest mountain in the world and the ultimate climbing challenge. More and more people are attempting this potentially lethal climb, as commercial tour operators become ever more numerous. In 2006, eleven people died attempting to reach the summit, the highest number for ten years. But unlike 1996, there was no surprise blizzard, only the constant dangers posed by unstable ice, merciless cold, thin air and human nature.
In Dark Summit, Nick Heil tells the shocking true stories of David Sharp, a young British solo climber, who was passed by forty mountaineers as he lay dying on the slopes of the mountain, and Lincoln Hall, who was left for dead yet miraculously survived.
A fascinating true story of high-altitude disaster, this is also the first thorough examination of the multiple deaths on Everest in 2006, as Nick Heil asks what climbing the worlds highest peak really means for those who take on the challenge and how far they will go in their single-minded pursuit of the ultimate mountaineering prize.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XI] 271 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I persuade you to have a look at more books hither or maybe further, hand picked, books in my Sport Climbing catalogue?