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A book that takes you to the top and back down again,
By A Customer
This review is from: Death Zone: Climbing Everest Through the Killer Storm (Paperback)
Having read "Into Thin Air" (absolutely fantastic and a must read - my No. 1 Everest book) I thought it would be impossible to read another book that I could enjoy as much about the ascents of Everest that fateful year. However, I climbed every step of the way with Matt whilst reading this book. I shared with him the highs, the lows and the complete one-mindedness that takes you beyond every human limitation. This book gives you an insight into what it is like to take on Mother Nature at her very worst - it is not a game of winning, you merely survive (and even survival can come at a cost). An excellent read, it takes you to the very top and back down again and leaves you no questions as to the level of ambition, committment, pain, despair, faith and sheer focus that is needed to take you to 29,029 feet and stand on the roof of the World. A book I will read again and again.
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Initial post: 14 Mar 2011 19:35:15 GMT
P Draper says:
Regarding John Krakauer`s book Into Thin Air, as being your fave Everest book.
Have you read The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev ?
It does put a different slant on things, and shows up some of Krakauer`s inaccuracies.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Apr 2011 22:57:51 BDT
Totally, 100% agree!!
Also pls read Graham Ratcliffe "A Day To Die For"
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