Climbing High: A Woman's Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy

Seal Press, 1999 - 211 páginas
On May 10, 1996, Lene Gammelgaard became the first female Scandinavian climber ever to make it to the top of Mount Everest. By nightfall, however, treacherous weather and human error conspired to turn triumph into catastrophe. Eight climbers, including her team leader and longtime friend, Scott Fischer, would ultimately perish. This gripping account, illustrated with photos, recounts vividly the author's experiences on Everest -- including the horrible night she spent huddled in the death zone with seven other climbers -- and puts the 1996 tragedy in a new perspective. Unlike Jon Krakauer, Gammelgaard was part of Fischer's team, and she sheds new light on this legendary climber's larger-than-life personality and leadership during the ascent. And unlike other climbers who wrote about the tragedy, Gammelgaard was an amateur whose only agenda was to conquer Everest.

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CLIMBING HIGH: A Woman's Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy

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The Everest mill continues to grind the grist of May 1996, and the results get thinner and thinner, as witness this humorless, more-cosmic-than-thou account, from a Danish psychotherapist and writer ... Leer reseña completa

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If you've read [Into Thin Air] you must read this book. The other side of the story. Leer reseña completa

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Lene Gammelgaard has climbed some of the world's highest mountains and has been an ocean sailor, lawyer, psychotherapist, and journalist. She cofounded several drug treatment centers and currently works as a writer and motivational speaker, owning her own company, which focuses on the development of human resources using wilderness as the classroom. She lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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