Coverart for item
The Resource The climb : tragic ambitions on Everest, Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston DeWalt

The climb : tragic ambitions on Everest, Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston DeWalt

Label
The climb : tragic ambitions on Everest
Title
The climb
Title remainder
tragic ambitions on Everest
Statement of responsibility
Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston DeWalt
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Climb is the gripping true story of one of the worst mountaineering tragedies in history. In May 1996, two groups attempted to ascend Mount Everest. As the climbers neared the summit, they were overtaken by intense snow and wind and found their crucial oxygen supplies depleted. Five of them died, including the expedition's two leaders. Boukreev led his group back to safety, then went back out in the blizzard to help others stranded on the mountain. Weaving together first hand accounts by the head tour guide of the Mountain Madness expedition and an investigative narrative based on interviews with other expedition members and mountain climbing specialists, the authors explore the conditions that led to the May, 1996 disaster on Everest. The authors counter many of the claims that were made in Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air", written on the same subject
Summary
A member of a climbing team that tried to take the summit of Everest in May 1996 shares the gripping true story of what happened when another climbing group was overcome by snow, wind, and lack of oxygen
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 1998
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
157125
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.52/2/095496
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV199.44.E85
LC item number
B69 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
tragic ambitions on Everest
Label
The climb : tragic ambitions on Everest, Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston DeWalt
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
177645
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 255 pages
Isbn
9780312168148
Lccn
97023194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37361646
  • (OCoLC)37361646
Label
The climb : tragic ambitions on Everest, Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston DeWalt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
177645
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 255 pages
Isbn
9780312168148
Lccn
97023194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37361646
  • (OCoLC)37361646

Library Locations

    • Cook County LibraryBorrow it
      213 E 2nd Street, Adel, GA, 31620-2325, US
      31.139849 -83.423126
    • Tifton-Tift County Public LibraryBorrow it
      245 Love Avenue, Tifton, GA, 31794, US
      31.455137 -83.508354

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...