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Good to see that there's now some books by and about women mountaineers!
BrokenTune 3 years ago
I am really intrigued. Tho, I don't think it was a conscious choice to pick what seems like a theme (except for Boukreev's book). Have you seen Lillelara's updates on Savage Summit, tho? It sounds like this will make for depressing reading.
"We climbed to the top, then we climbed down and nothing went wrong," makes for a fairly boring book, so I expect mountain memoirs to be full of disasters and near disasters...
Chris' Fish Place 3 years ago
True. And I know its evil to say - but there is something about white men dying in the snow, as long as they are not from Scandiaivania that I ilke to read about.
Lillelara 3 years ago
I really should write a "Savage Summit" review for you guys, shouldn´t I? I really enjoyed it, but I had some issues with it as well.

And as for men perishing on the mountain: I always felt bad about Scott Fischers death. He really seemed like a relaxed and nice guy. Plus he lugged all the garbage down from Mount Everest.
BrokenTune 3 years ago
Oh, yes you should! :D
BrokenTune 3 years ago
I can also recommend Dark Summit by Nick Heil. I finished it a couple of weeks ago and really liked it.
Chris' Fish Place 3 years ago
High Crimes by Michael Kodas and Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman are also good.
Lillelara 3 years ago
Oh, thanks BT :). I will take a closer look at all the books later in the day.