• The Climb

  • Tragic Ambitions on Everest
  • By: Anatoli Boukreev
  • Narrated by: Richard Davidson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-01-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Recorded Books
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (115 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Anatoli Boukreev’s first-hand account of the worst human disaster in the history of Mt. Everest will hold listeners spellbound. A top-rated guide and high altitude climber, Boukreev dictated the raw and powerful details of this ill-fated trek from memories and notes recorded just five days after the catastrophe. In May of 1996, 33 people went up the mountain, but only 28 returned. As two commercial expeditions climbed the world’s highest peak, poor planning, miscommunication, and an unpredictable blizzard conspired to defeat them. Although the author made it back to the safety of his tent, he defied his own pain and exhaustion to go back up the mountain. His rescue attempt saved the lives of three climbers. The events of those two fateful days prompted researchers at MIT to develop new technology that could prevent the recurrence of such a disaster. Narrators Richard M. Davidson and Nelson Runger sensitively convey the full scope of a drama and a tragedy the world hopes never to see again.
©1997 Anatoli Boukreev and G. Weston DeWalt (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC
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4 out of 5 stars
By P. Grech on 07-29-15

No Hype. Pure facts.

if you're interested in hearing the details of what happened on that terrible day on Mount Everest then this book paints a very good picture. There are details here that only someone who was part of the event could talk to nd the facts are breathtaking

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4 out of 5 stars
By Brendon on 05-16-16

Excellent mountaineering book

A must read as an additional perspective to the tragedy on Everest as told in "Into Thin Air." I enjoy Krakauer's books, but his engaging style comes at the price of a nuanced perspective on complex events. "The Climb" is clearly a defense of Boukreev. I found his defense to be well worth listening to.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Sarah Moorby on 03-29-18

it's okay. not as good as into thin air.

I don't blame Anatoli but it doesn't have the pull of into thin air. the reader was not good though.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-11-17

compelling!

I am an addictive armchair Everest climber! this was a good fix! I am glad he defended himself after being criticised by the novice climber Krakow.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Julie Orton on 05-27-16

Frank realistic account of the 96 Everest mountain madness team

If you're interested in getting a balanced approach to the 96 Everest incidents that caused the deaths of 8 climbers on 10 May that year this is a superb novel - insight into the fascinating minds of climbers at high altitudes

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