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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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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing (3 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845966384
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845966386
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 98 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 740,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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

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The truth about the 1996 Everest disaster by one of its survivors

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