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--489
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
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 (10 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
ABOVE THE CLOUDS: DIARIES OF A HIGH ALTITUDE MOUNTAINEER Anatoli Boukreev 2001 1st edition New hardcover Multiple copies available
By: Boukreev, Anatoli.
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $27.95, You Save $24.96 (89%)
- Item # BK184-489
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
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
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
A MOST HOSTILE MOUNTAIN: MOUNT SAINT ELIAS. 1997 1st ed Hardcover SIGNED by Jon Waterman MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE
By: Waterman, Jonathan
Price $15.00 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $30.00 (67%)
- Item # BK1652A-1210
View Details
Add To Cart
REACH FOR THE SKY Pat Falvey 1998 1st Irish edition DJ MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE
By: Falvey, Pat with Dan Collins
Price $24.95 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $25.00 (50%)
- Item # BK444-1226
View Details
Add To Cart
EVEREST: TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY ON THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PEAK [Children's Book] Matt Dickinson 2002 1st edition MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE
By: Dickinson, Matt.
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $20.00 (80%)
- Item # BK1844-1226
View Details
Add To Cart
FACE: SIX GREAT CLIMBING ADVENTURES Richard Else & Brian Hall 1998 1st edition DJ New MULTIPLE COPIES AVAILABLE
By: Else, Richard and Brian Hall.
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $34.95, You Save $30.00 (86%)
- Item # BK427-1226
View Details
Add To Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


THE KARAKORAMS AND KASHMIR. Oscar Eckenstein 2008 edition New Hardcover
By: Eckenstein, Oscar.
Price $29.95
- Item # OP1341-156
View Details
Add To Cart
JAPANESE ALPINE CENTENARY 1905-2005; JAPANESE ALPINE NEWS VOL 7 MAY 2005
By: Japanese Alpine Club, Nakamura, Tomatsu, editor.
Price $49.95
- Item # JR20A
View Details
Add To Cart
PEAKS OF GLORY: CLIMBING THE WORLD'S HIGHEST PEAKS Ardito 1993 1st edition
By: Ardito, Stefano, editor.
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $15.01 (43%)
- Item # BK53-489
View Details
Add To Cart
MOUNT XIXABANGMA MAP. 1:50,000 color topo map. Shishapangma
Price $29.95
- Item # MP188A
View Details
Add To Cart
K2 THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN. SIGNED by Charles Houston 1954 1st edition No DJ
By: Houston, Charles and Robert Bates
Price $125.00
- Item # OP412J
View Details
Add To Cart
ASCENT OF EVEREST. John Hunt 1st-4th UK edition. No DJ, Very Good. SIGNED by Edmund Hillary Multiple copies available
By: Hunt, John. With Sir Edmund Hillary
Price $24.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $50.01 (67%)
- Item # BK711B-468
View Details
Add To Cart
NANGA PARBAT MONTAGNE CRUELLE [NANGA PARBAT CRUEL MOUNTAIN] Pierre Mazeaud 1982 Softcover, Near Fine
By: Mazeaud, Pierre
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $10.01 (50%)
- Item # OP3049-637
View Details
Add To Cart
MOUNTAINS AND MOUNTAINEERING FACTS AND FEATS: GUINNESS SUPERLATIVES BOOK. A Pyatt, Edward. 1980 1st ed No DJ
By: Pyatt, Edward.
Price $20.00
- Item # OP1692
View Details
Add To Cart
MOUNTAIN WORLD 1968/1969
By: Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research
Price $35.00
- Item # MW1968
View Details
Add To Cart
MOUNTAIN MIDSUMMER: CLIMBING ON FOUR CONTINENTS Michael Gill 1969 1st UK ed DJ Near Fine. SIGNED by Ed Hillary.
By: Gill, Michael. Foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary
Price $49.99 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $50.01 (50%)
- Item # OP582A-727
View Details
Add To Cart