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DARK SUMMIT: THE TRUE STORY OF EVEREST'S MOST CONTROVERSIAL SEASON Neil Heil 2008 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Heil, Neil
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London, Virgin Books, 2008, 1st edition. 271 pp, 17 color photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.

On May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit. A week later, Lincoln Hall, a seasoned Australian climber, was left for dead near the same spot. Hallís death was reported around the world, but the next day he was found alive after spending the night on the upper mountain with no food and no shelter. 
Dozens of climbers passed Hall by without stopping until Hall was rescued by American Dan Mazur and two clients he was guiding to the summit.

If David Sharpís death was shocking, it was hardly singular: despite unusually good weather, ten others died attempting to reach the summit that year. In this meticulous inquiry into what went wrong, Nick Heil tells the full story of the deadliest year on Everest since the infamous season of 1996. He introduces Russell Brice, the commercial operator who has done more than anyone to provide access to the summit via the mountainís north sideóand who some believe was partly accountable for Sharpís death. As more climbers attempt the summit each year, Heil shows how increasingly risky expeditions and unscrupulous outfitters threaten to turn Everest into a deadly circus.

Written by an experienced climber and outdoor writer, Dark Summit is both a riveting account of a notorious climbing season and a troubling investigation into whether the pursuit of the ultimate mountaineering prize has spiraled out of control. 

Nick Heil first wrote about the 2006 climbing season for Menís Journal. Now a freelance journalist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he was a senior editor at Outside from 1999 to 2006. He has also worked as a climbing and skiing instructor, and has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and North America.

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