The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest by Anatoli Boukreev & G. Weston Dewalt soon to be presented for sale on the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Macmillan, 2001, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: 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 and late in the day twenty-three men and women, including expedition leaders Scott Fischer and Rob Hall, were caught in a ferocious and fatal blizzard. Disorientated and out of oxygen, climbers struggled to find their way to safety as darkness approached. Alone and climbing blind, Anatoli Boukreev rescued a number of climbers from certain death. This honest and gripping account includes the transcript of the Mountain Madness debriefing, recorded five days after the tragedy, as well as G. Weston DeWalts history and analysis of the Boukreev-Krakauer debate.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Black boards with Red titling to the Spine. [XII] 372 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.