High Crimes: the Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed
"The perfect follow-up to Krakauer's riveting account of a perfect storm."Miami Herald"Kodas's absorbing description of the narrow moral compass governing human interaction at the top of the world is bound to shock both armchair adventurers and seasoned mountaineers."Chicago... show more
"The perfect follow-up to Krakauer's riveting account of a perfect storm."Miami Herald"Kodas's absorbing description of the narrow moral compass governing human interaction at the top of the world is bound to shock both armchair adventurers and seasoned mountaineers."Chicago Tribune"(Kodas) discovered more deceit, thievery, and double-crossing among his climbers than you find in a Martin Scorsese gangster film. High Crimes is both an adventure story and an expos of a sport riddled with danger and corruption."Washington Post Book World"Kodas's descriptions of the struggles confronting even the best-prepared climbers leave the reader breathless."Dallas Morning News"[High Crimes] is hair-raising and lays bare the excitement and fear that face great explorers at the top of the world. . . . Well written, and as deftly plotted as the finest mystery novel, Kodas brings to life a disturbing picture of society at high altitude."Austin Chronicle"Kodas does an excellent job exposing the ways in which money and ego have corrupted the traditional cultures of both mountaineers and their Sherpa guides. . . . His narrative is as hard to turn away from as a slow-motion train wreck."Publishers WeeklyHigh Crimes is journalist Michael Kodas's gripping account of life on top of the worldwhere man is every bit as deadly as Mother Nature.
Publish date: February 1st 2008
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Sports And Games
only 1.99 on ibooks! an obvious Into Thin Air knock-off, at least the prose isn't terrible. 1.99 is a price point that means the author is doing the world a favor, and I accept this favor graciously. a few hours more in Everest, and if the sheer genius doesn't quite reach Krakauer, at least there is...
Mt. Everest has become a vast garbage dump. Persons of all persuasions, limitations (be the first without oxygen), handicaps (be the first asthmatic), ages (be the first over 70), and genders (the first transsexual – just kidding, at least so far) – if they have the funds – can pay an outfitter to ...