Dark Summit: The Extraordinary True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season
Publish date: April 2nd 2009
Publisher: Virgin Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Sports And Games
, True Story
I've always been a bit intrigued by Everest and the people that choose to climb it and I was desperately looking for a book that would be completely outside of my usual reads, so when I happened across this book at the thrift store I bought it. There is something particularly fascinating about peo...
Everest - the highest mountain in the world and the ultimate climbing challenge. In 2006, 11 people died attempting to reach the summit, the most fatalities since 1996. But unlike 1996, 2006 saw no surprise blizzard, only the constant dangers posed by unstable ice, merciless cold, thin air - and hum...
Engrossing detail account of the 2006 season on Everest. You know the season where the media focused on the people who died after others climbed by?Heil does an excellent job of showing the reader what extactly the sitution was and raises questions of the rights and wrongs of the choices made. Whi...
Well, finally getting around to making a few notes about this book which I read at the same time as a bunch of other Everest-summiting books. All are pretty good, and I'm about to order some others I ran across, including K2, The Savage Mountain,K2 Triumph and Tragedy, The Last Step The American A...
Dark Summit tackles the topic of responsibility in mountaineering. Those who venture into this harsh environment know the risks: for every 5 climbers who reach the summit of Mount Everest, one dies. In the "death zone" above 25,000 feet, are individuals obliged to risk their own lives to help othe...
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