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Dark Summit


Dark Summit
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Author : Nick Heil
language : en
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Release Date : 2011-04-13

Dark Summit written by Nick Heil and has been published by Vintage Canada this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2011-04-13 with Biography & Autobiography categories.


In the tradition of Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, Nick Heil recounts the harrowing story of the deadly and controversial 2006 climbing season on Everest. In early May 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit. A week later, Lincoln Hall, a seasoned Australian climber, was left for dead near the same spot. Hall’s death was reported around the world, but the next day he was found alive after spending the night on the upper mountain with no food and no shelter. If David Sharp’s death was shocking, it was not singular: despite unusually good weather, ten others died attempting to reach the summit that year. In this meticulous inquiry into what went wrong, Nick Heil tells the full story of the deadliest year on Everest since the infamous season of 1996. He introduces Russell Brice, the outfitter who has done more than anyone to provide access to the summit via the mountain’s north side–and who some believe was partially responsible for Sharp’s death. As more climbers attempt the summit each year, Heil shows how increasingly risky expeditions and unscrupulous outfitters threaten to turn Everest into a deadly circus. Written by an experienced climber and outdoor writer, Dark Summit is both a riveting account of a notorious climbing season and a troubling investigation into whether the pursuit of the ultimate mountaineering prize has spiralled out of control.



False Summit


False Summit
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Author : Julie Rak
language : en
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date : 2021-04-14

False Summit written by Julie Rak and has been published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2021-04-14 with Sports & Recreation categories.


The race to climb Everest catapulted mountain climbing, with its accompanying images of conquest and sport, into the public sphere on a global scale. But as a metaphor for the pinnacle of human achievement, mountaineering remains the preserve of traditional white male heroism. False Summit unpacks gender politics in the expedition narratives and memoirs of mountaineers in the Himalayas and the Karakoram. Why are women still a minority in the world's highest places? Julie Rak proposes that the genre has itself reached a "false summit" – a peak that proves not to be the pinnacle – and that mountaineering is not ready to welcome other ways of climbing or other kinds of climbers. For more than two centuries mountaineering, as an activity and as an ideal, has helped shape how the self is understood within the context of conquest, adventure, and proximity to risk. As climbing shows signs of becoming more diverse, Rak asks why change is so hard to achieve and why gender bias and other inequities exist in climbing at all. Exploring classic and lesser-known expedition accounts from Everest, K2, and Annapurna, False Summit helps us understand why mountaineering remains one of the most important ways to articulate gender identities and politics.



Mountains Of The Mind


Mountains Of The Mind
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Author : Robert Macfarlane
language : en
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date : 2004-07-13

Mountains Of The Mind written by Robert Macfarlane and has been published by Vintage this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2004-07-13 with Biography & Autobiography categories.


The basis for the new documentary film, Mountain: A Breathtaking Voyage into the Extreme. Combining accounts of legendary mountain ascents with vivid descriptions of his own forays into wild, high landscapes, Robert McFarlane reveals how the mystery of the world’s highest places has came to grip the Western imagination—and perennially draws legions of adventurers up the most perilous slopes. His story begins three centuries ago, when mountains were feared as the forbidding abodes of dragons and other mysterious beasts. In the mid-1700s the attentions of both science and poetry sparked a passion for mountains; Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Lord Byron extolled the sublime experiences to be had on high; and by 1924 the death on Mt Everest of an Englishman named George Mallory came to symbolize the heroic ideals of his day. Macfarlane also reflects on fear, risk, and the shattering beauty of ice and snow, the competition and contemplation of the climb, and the strange alternate reality of high altitude, magically enveloping us in the allure of mountains at every level.



The Summit


The Summit
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Author : Eric Alexander
language : en
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Release Date : 2010-11-01

The Summit written by Eric Alexander and has been published by New Leaf Publishing Group this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2010-11-01 with Biography & Autobiography categories.


“I have read several accounts of Everest climbs, but none gave me the "behind the scenes" view this book provides... Whether you get exercise climbing mountains or strolling shopping malls, you'll find your heart racing as you read The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest's Death Zone. If not, you should call 911 immediately and get checked for a pulse.” - Philip Yancey It’s one of the greatest challenges one can face on Earth; an ascent to the top of the world on the slopes of Mount Everest. Eric Alexander experienced grace and a faith-empowering journey he will never forget as part of a record-setting team in May 2001, scaling the heights of Everest with his friend, blind climber Erik Weinhenmayer. Experience some of the most dangerous locations in the world, including abject terror on Amadablam, a blind ski descent of Russia’s Mount Elbrus, and up Kilimanjaro in Africa with four blind teens Gain wisdom in the application of trust, courage, innovation, teamwork, leadership, and integrity to overcome your own Everests Discover practical faith lessons learned on the highest peaks of six continents Here is the powerful story of Eric Alexander and his unique life journey of guiding people with disabilities to the most perilous places of the world, including Mount Everest’s first blind ascent. In The Summit: Faith Beyond Everest’s Death Zone you will follow in their historic footsteps, and learn about faith, trust, prayer, depending on God, as well as the perseverance needed during these climbs and in your own life. Be inspired and motivated by Eric’s insight, not simply to survive but to thrive every day in God’s grace.



Beyond The Summit


Beyond The Summit
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Author : Linda J. LeBlanc
language : en
Publisher: Linda LeBlanc
Release Date : 2006

Beyond The Summit written by Linda J. LeBlanc and has been published by Linda LeBlanc this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2006 with Fiction categories.




True Summit


True Summit
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Author : David Roberts
language : en
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2013-06-11

True Summit written by David Roberts and has been published by Simon and Schuster this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2013-06-11 with Sports & Recreation categories.


In a startling look at the classic Annapurna -- the most famous book about mountaineering -- David Roberts discloses what really happened on the legendary expedition to the Himalayan peak. In June 1950, a team of mountaineers was the first to conquer an 8,000-meter peak. Maurice Herzog, the leader of the expedition, became a national hero in France, and Annapurna, his account of the historic ascent, has long been regarded as the ultimate tale of courage and cooperation under the harshest of conditions. In True Summit, David Roberts presents a fascinating revision of this classic tale. Using newly available documents and information gleaned from a rare interview with Herzog (the only climber on the team still living), Roberts shows that the expedition was torn by dissent. As he re-creates the actual events, Roberts lays bare Herzog's self-serving determination and bestows long-delayed credit to the most accomplished and unsung heroes. These new revelations will inspire young adventurers and change forever the way we think about this victory in the mountains and the climbers who achieved it.



The Summit


The Summit
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Author : Gordon Korman
language : en
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date : 2002

The Summit written by Gordon Korman and has been published by Scholastic Inc. this book supported file pdf, txt, epub, kindle and other format this book has been release on 2002 with Juvenile Fiction categories.


Kids from all over North America vie to be the first youngest person to climb Mount Everest. When the final four reach the highest peaks, disaster strikes.