Above the Clouds: The Diaries of a High-Altitude Mountaineer by Anatoli Boukreev

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 realm misplaced one of many maximum adventurers of our time.

In Above the Clouds, either the guy and his extraordinary 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 hiking, in addition to own reflections on what existence capability to somebody who dangers it on a daily basis. absolutely illustrated with lovely colour images, Above the Clouds is a different and breathtaking examine the realm from its such a lot distant peaks.

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