By Anatoli Boukreev
Contributor note: Galen A. Rowell (Foreword)
Publish 12 months note: First released 2001
When Anatoli Boukreev died at the slopes of Annapurna on Christmas day, 1997, the area misplaced one of many maximum adventurers of our time.
In Above the Clouds, either the fellow and his significant climbs on Mt. McKinley, K2, Makalu, Manaslu, and Everest-including his diary entries at the notorious 1996 catastrophe, written almost immediately after his return-are immortalized. There are also minute technical information about the ability of climbing, in addition to own reflections on what existence ability to anyone who dangers it on a daily basis. totally illustrated with wonderful colour photographs, Above the Clouds is a different and breathtaking examine the area from its such a lot distant peaks.
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