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THE CLIMB: TRAGIC AMBITIONS ON EVEREST Anatoli Boukreev 1997 Hardcover DJ New Multiple Copies Available
By Boukreev, Anatoli and G. Weston Dewalt
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1997. 320 pp, color photos, maps. Anatoli Boukreev was Scott Fischer's head guide on the tragic Everest climb in May 1996, and one of the strongest climbers of his time. This is his story of those events, often in confliuct with Jon Krakauer's version in INTO THIN AIR. Hardcover with dust jacket, New condition.

This is a first-person account of the tragic climbing experience in May 1996 on Mount Everest that left eight hikers dead and several others struggling to stay alive. Boukreev, a top-rated high-altitude climber originally from the Soviet Union, uses notes and memories recorded only five days after the tragic events to tell what happened on the world's highest mountain. He writes partly in response to other best-selling accounts (e.g., Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air).

 
From the first chapter, as members of the ill-fated group meet and organize for the climb, to the last chapter, which raises questions still unanswered, a detailed, day-by-day description of this chilling tale is given. Fast-paced and easy to read, Boukreev's story of adventure and survival will remain in the reader's memory long after the book is finished.

No storm could be as devastating as that in May 1996 on Everest that robbed eight climbers of their lives. However a ferocious literary storm was unleashed when the survivors and spectators of the disaster began to publish their testimony

When Krakauer published his superb account Into Thin Air some read into it a possible suggestion that Anatoli Boukreev, the lead guide on Scott Fischers expedition, had forfeited the safety of his clients to add to his already considerable climbing achievements and had also not acted like a proper guide e.g., descending to Camp IV before his clients.

 
Boukreev resented this and so in January 1997, Boukreev gave his expedition logs, personal journals, letters and memories to investigative writer Gary Weston DeWalt. G. Weston DeWalt also used taped statements from the surviving climbers and translated interviews from Boukreev to piece together the events. All this information was collected together to produce the book now being offered The Climb.

The overall effect was to demonstrate that Boukreev's role was heroic, not opportunistic. Initially when it first came out there was a suggestion that the purpose of the book was to salve Boukreevs conscience whereas now it is genuinely recognised that Boukreev when the disaster struck performed a truly heroic role and his superhuman efforts saved many lives. The result is a detailed, day-by-day description of a disaster that was waiting to happen.

Sadly Boukreev did not live long to enjoy the restoration of his reputation. In the winter of 1997, Boukreev was attempting to climb the south face of Annapurna I when he was swept to his death in an avalanche.


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