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 United States Postal Service   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 #: BK187-7894
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
AMERICAN ALPINE JOURNAL 1997 (10 copies available)
By: American Alpine Club
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $32.01 (91%)
- Item # AAJ1997-3789
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ABOVE THE CLOUDS: DIARIES OF A HIGH ALTITUDE MOUNTAINEER Anatoli Boukreev 2001 1st edition New hardcover Multiple copies available
By: Boukreev, Anatoli.
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $27.95, You Save $23.96 (86%)
- Item # BK184-7894
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EPICS ON EVEREST: STORIES OF SURVIVAL FROM THE WORD'S HIGHEST PEAK Clint Willis 2003 1st edition
By: Willis, Clint
Price $19.95
- Item # BK1711
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NANDA DEVI: THE TRAGIC EXPEDITION 1987 1st ed Hardcover DJ VG-Fine Multiple Copies Available SIGNED by John Roskelley and John Evans
By: Roskelley, John
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $20.01 (40%)
- Item # OP189A-4785
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
K2 AND THE NORTHERN BALTORO MUSTAGH GUIDE Kielkowski 1997 5 copies left
By: Kielkowski, Jan
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $37.95, You Save $18.00 (47%)
- Item # GB334-489
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HALL AND BALL FROM MOUNT COOK TO MOUNT EVEREST Colin Monteath 1997 1st edition DJ
By: Monteath, Colin.
Price $19.95 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $20.05 (50%)
- Item # BK1060-111
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NANDA DEVI: THE TRAGIC EXPEDITION 1987 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine Mulitple Copies Available SIGNED by John Roskelley
By: Roskelley, John
Price $75.00
- Item # OP189C-4788
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO GLACIER POINT APRON Bruce Morris 1981 Multiple copies available
By: Morris, Bruce
Price $15.00 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $30.00 (67%)
- Item # OPG63
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
IN HIGH PLACES Dougal Haston 1997 New Paperback Multiple Copies Available
By: Haston, Dougal
Price $6.99 ~ Regular $15.95, You Save $8.96 (56%)
- Item # BK605A-6117
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ACONCAGUA: THE STONE SENTINEL: PERSPECTIVES OF AN EXPEDITION Thomas Taplin 1992 Paperback Multiple copies available
By: Taplin, Thomas.
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $25.01 (71%)
- Item # BK1521-3572
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


MT SILL (Palisades) Swiss Arete Route III 5.7 Allan Bard Shooting Star Guides Pamphlet Fine
By: Bard, Allan, Shooting Star Guides
Price $19.95
- Item # GB2308-956
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LAND AND PEOPLE OF THE HIMALAYA Subodh Chandra Bose 1968 1st ed Hardcover DJ NF
By: Bose, Subodh Chandra
Price $4.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $15.01 (75%)
- Item # OP3565-637
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST: IMPOSSIBLE VICTORY Peter Habeler 1979 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine [Not Signed]
By: Habeler, Peter
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $55.01 (73%)
- Item # OP206F-129
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE MATTERHORN Guido Rey 1949 2nd Printing Hardcover VG
By: Rey, Guido
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.01 (50%)
- Item # OP01721B-347
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TOUCHING THE VOID Joe Simpson 2004 New Paperback Multiple copies available
By: Simpson, Joe, Foreword by Chris Bonington
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $12.95, You Save $9.96 (77%)
- Item # OP1443-5149
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ULTIMATE HIGH: MY EVEREST ODYSSEY Goran Kropp 1999 Paperback Fine
By: Kropp, Goran
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $13.95, You Save $9.00 (65%)
- Item # BK833B-274
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
FREE CLIMBING WITH JOHN BACHAR John Bachar and Steve Boga 1996 1st ed Softcover New
By: Bachar, John and Steve Boga
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $19.95, You Save $9.96 (50%)
- Item # OP1993-909
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE ORIENTAL ADVENTURE: EXPLORERS OF THE EAST Timothy Severin 1976 1st US ed Hardcover DJ As New
By: Severin, Timothy
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.01 (67%)
- Item # OP3752-789
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
INTO THIN AIR: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF THE MOUNT EVEREST DISASTER Jon Krakauer 1998 Paperback Fine
By: Krakauer, Jon
Price $5.95
- Item # BK813B-526
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST 84: HET VERHAAL VAN EEN GEDUFDE TOCHT NAAR DE TOP VAN DE MOUNT EVEREST, VERTELD DOOR DE EXPEDITIELEDEN [EVEREST 84: THE STORY OF A DARING TRIP TO THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT EVEREST TOLD BY THE EXPEDITION MEMBERS] Jan Notten 1984 Softcover Fine
By: Notten, Jan (Editor)
Price $55.99
- Item # OP5126-713
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart