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De klim Anatoli Boukreev

De klim

Anatoli Boukreev

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288 pages
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 About the Book 

The Climb is Russian mountaineer Anatoli Boukreevs account of the harrowing May 1996 Mount Everest attempt, a tragedy that resulted in the deaths of eight people. The book is also Boukreevs rebuttal to accusations from fellow climber and author JonMoreThe Climb is Russian mountaineer Anatoli Boukreevs account of the harrowing May 1996 Mount Everest attempt, a tragedy that resulted in the deaths of eight people. The book is also Boukreevs rebuttal to accusations from fellow climber and author Jon Krakauer, who, in his bestselling memoir, Into Thin Air, suggests that Boukreev forfeited the safety of his clients to achieve his own climbing goals. Investigative writer and Climb coauthor G. Weston DeWalt uses taped statements from the surviving climbers and translated interviews from Boukreev to piece together the events and prove to the reader that Boukreevs role was heroic, not opportunistic. Boukreev refers to the actions of expedition leader Scott Fischer throughout the ascent, implying that factors other than the fierce snowstorm may have caused this disaster. This new account sparks debate among both mountaineers and those who have followed the story through the media and Krakauers book. Readers can decide for themselves whether Boukreev presents a laudable defense or merely assuages his own bruised ego.