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A Day to Die For: 1996: Everest's Worst Disaster - One Survivor's Personal Journey to Uncover the Truth Paperback – 3 Feb 2011
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[An] incredible story of high-adventure and of a very moving personal journey--Outdoor Enthusiast
A welcome addition to the history of mountaineering . . . an absorbing read--Boardman Tasker Prize
I was completely engrossed . . . this is pretty serious stuff . . . the writing is forthright and precise and the book gallops along at a riveting pace . . it's a must read--The Climber, New Zealand Alpine Club
Reads like a detective thriller . . . a book that pulls no punches and tells it how it was--SA Mountain Sport
Discovers important omissions, bordering on deception, in a number of authoritative accounts such as Krakauer's Into Thin Air and Breashears' High Exposure . . . provides greater understanding of the key factors behind the decisions made that led to the tragic deaths--Wild Magazine
Graham Ratcliffe has experienced triumph but also tragedy . . . and for the very first time tells of his remarkable journey--Daily Express
A blow-by-blow account that puts the reader at the heart of the drama (****)--News of the World
Throws a whole new light on the disaster--Weekly News
The truth about the 1996 Everest disaster by one of its survivorsSee all Product description
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There are a number of reasons. First, I found the device of the lawyer friend incredibly annoying, and to be frank, legally inaccurate. I don't think either the criminal test of beyond reasonable doubt or the civil test of the balance of probabilities would be satisfied to hold anyone other than (maybe) the team leaders accountable.
Second, the author is too coy about whom he is accusing, and of what he is accusing them.
Third, there's nothing I've read in all the books that contradicts the central argument of Into Thin Air that adherence to the turnaround times would have prevented deaths, and injuries.
Fourth. it's plain wrong to say that weather forecasts were 100% accurate at that time. As other reviewers have pointed out, Ed Viesteur's words coming down the mountain were hardly those of someone with secret info being hidden from other climbers.
So, in general an ok read, but not what it purports to be.
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