Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via USPS.   Your Order Will Ship Within 2 Business Days!  Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: BK187-909
THE CLIMB TRAGIC AMBITIONS ON EVEREST Boukreev 1997 Hardcover DJ New Multiple copies available
By Boukreev, Anatoli and G. Weston Dewalt.
Price: $4.99

List Price: $25.00
You Save $20.01 (80%)


Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

 Multiple copies available

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 Fischer’s 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 Boukreev’s 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.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
THE CLIMB TRAGIC AMBITIONS ON EVEREST Boukreev 1997 Paperback
By: Boukreev, Anatoli
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $9.95, You Save $5.00 (50%)
- Item # BK2059-909
View Details
Add To Cart
THE WIND IN MY HAIR. Brigitte Muir 1998 1st edition Near Fine Multiple copies available
By: Muir, Brigitte.
Price $10.00 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.00 (60%)
- Item # OP351-357
View Details
Add To Cart
ABOVE THE CLOUDS: DIARIES OF A HIGH ALTITUDE MOUNTAINEER Anatoli Boukreev 2001 1st ed New hardcover Multiple copies available.
By: Boukreev, Anatoli
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $27.95, You Save $24.96 (89%)
- Item # OP3228-679
View Details
Add To Cart
ON TOP OF THE WORLD: THE FIRST BRITISH WOMAN TO CLIMB EVEREST AND THE SEVEN SUMMITS Rebecca Stephens 1994 1st edition DJ Multiple copies available
By: Stephens, Rebecca
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $35.01 (78%)
- Item # BK1482-357
View Details
Add To Cart
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1997 (20 copies available)
By: American Alpine Club
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $32.01 (91%)
- Item # AAJ1997-378
View Details
Add To Cart
EVEREST FREE TO DECIDE THE STORY OF THE FIRST SOUTH AFRICANS TO REACH THE HIGHEST POINT ON EARTH Cathy O'Dowd and Ian Woodall 1997 1st ed Multiple copies available
By: O'Dowd, Cathy and Ian Woodall
Price $15.00 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $30.00 (67%)
- Item # OP1018-357
View Details
Add To Cart
MOUNTAIN LOVER Dennis Gray 1990 1st UK ed DJ As New. Multiple copies available.
By: Gray, Dennis
Price $8.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $26.01 (74%)
- Item # OP542-567
View Details
Add To Cart
DARK SHADOWS FALLING Joe Simpson 1997 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Multiple copies available
By: Simpson, Joe.
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $35.01 (78%)
- Item # BK1439A-357
View Details
Add To Cart
SIGNED by John Roskelley - NANDA DEVI: THE TRAGIC EXPEDITION. SIGNED by John Roskelley or Roskelley and John Evans 1987 1st ed Hardcover DJ MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE
By: Roskelley, John.
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $30.05 (60%)
- Item # OP189-5851
View Details
Add To Cart
MINUS THREE: Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, McKinley Gene Mason 1st edition DJ Multiple copies available
By: Mason, Gene.
Price $10.00 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.00 (71%)
- Item # OP1002-357
View Details
Add To Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


PEAKS AND LAMAS Marco Pallis 1949 Revised ed DJ VG
By: Pallis, Marco
Price $10.00 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $15.00 (60%)
- Item # OP21154
View Details
Add To Cart
A VAGABOND IN THE CAUCASUS, WITH SOME NOTES OF HIS EXPERIENCES AMONG THE RUSSIANS Stephen Graham 1915 2nd ed
By: Graham, Stephen
Price $45.00
View Details
Add To Cart
IM KAMPF UM TSCHOMO-LINGMA DEN GIPFEL DER ERDE [THE STRUGGLE FOR EVEREST THE PEAK OF THE EARTH] Walther Flaig 1923 1st ed Hardcover VG
By: Flaig, Walther
Price $0.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $19.01 (95%)
- Item # OP3366-156
View Details
Add To Cart
NAMJAG-BARWA MOUNTAINEERING MAP. 1:50,000. NAMCHA BARWA MAP
Price $29.95
- Item # MP77
View Details
Add To Cart
PAMIR TRANS ALAI MOUNTAINS MAP 1:200,000
By: Commomb, Robin and Andrew Wielochowski
Price $15.00
- Item # GB363
View Details
Add To Cart
TRESPASSERS ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD: THE SECRET EXPLORATION OF TIBET Hopkirk Paperback
By: Hopkirk, Peter.
Price $14.00
- Item # BK677
View Details
Add To Cart
TIBETAN REFLECTIONS Peter Gold 1984 1st edition
By: Gold, Peter
Price $10.00
- Item #  
View Details
Add To Cart
SILESIAN EXPEDITION HIMALAYA Fine
By: Gliwicki Klub Wysokogorski
Price $9.95 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.05 (50%)
- Item # OP2730-889
View Details
Add To Cart
MEIN LEBEN [MY LIFE]. SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer.
By: Harrer, Heinrich.
Price $125.00
- Item # BK1892
View Details
Add To Cart
THE LURE OF EVEREST: GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF TOURISM ON TOP OF THE WORLD. Clint Rogers 2007 1st edition
By: Rogers, Clint
Price $14.95
- Item # BK2258
View Details
Add To Cart