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ABOVE THE CLOUDS: DIARIES OF A HIGH ALTITUDE MOUNTAINEER Anatoli Boukreev 2001 1st ed New Hardcover
By Boukreev, Anatoli
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New York, 2001, 1st edition (only edition). 240 pp, many color photos.  Original blue cloth hardcover; dust jacket. No remainder mark. New condition. 

Remembered for his role on Everest in May 1996, Boukreev left diaries of his many fast and daring climbs on McKinley, K2, Makalu, Manaslu, and Everest. He climbed Everest 4 times. This book will appeal to all those who admired the great climber, or anyone fascinated by the 8000 meter peaks. During his lifetime, Anatoli Boukreev climbed 11 of the world's 14 8,000-meter peaks, and would have climbed them all had he lived. He would have been perhaps the 7th or 8th person to climb them all.

He set numerous speed records on solo ascents, and on group missions rescued countless climbers from the 'death zone.' Above the Clouds, a compilation of Boukreev's journal entries, unveils the rich interior life of the controversial Russian/Kazakh legend.

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The major highlights of Boukreev's climbing career are as follows:

1987
Lenin Peak (7,137 m)

1989
April 15 Kanchenjunga (8,556 m) - new route
April 30 Kanchenjunga - first traverse of the four 8,000 m summits of the massif

1990
April Mount McKinley - Cassin Ridge route
May Mount McKinley - West Rib route

1991
May 10 Dhaulagiri - new route on the west wall
October 7 Mount Everest - South Col route

1993
May 14 Mount McKinley (6,193 m)
July 1 K2 (8,611 m)

1994
April 29 Makalu II (8,460 m)
May 15 Makalu (8,476 m)

1995
May Mount Everest - North Ridge route
June 30 Peak Abai (4,010 m) - guide for President of Kazakhstan
October 8 Dhaulagiri (8,176 m) - fastest ascent record (17h 15m)
December 8 Manaslu (8,156 m)

1996
May 10 Mount Everest - South Col route
May 17 Lhotse - solo ascent, speed record
September 25 Cho Oyu (8,201 m)
October 9 North summit of Shishapangma (8,008 m)

1997
April 23 Mount Everest (8,850 m)
May 23 Lhotse (8,501 m)
July 7 Broad Peak (8,047 m) - solo ascent
July 14 Gasherbrum II (8,035 m) - solo ascent
Dec 25 Attempted Annapurna, died in avalanche

These are the 14 8000 meter peaks: Mount Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, Gasherbrum I, Broad Peak, Shishapangma, Gasherbrum II.

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