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

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Harper Collins, 20 jun. 2000 - 224 páginas
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On May 10, 1996, Lene Gammelgaard became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. But a raging storm and human error conspired to turn triumph into catastrophe. Eight of her team's climbers, including its renowned leader Scott Fischer, perished in a tragedy that would make headlines around the world. In her riveting account, Gammelgaard takes us from her weeks of determined training to the exhilaration of arriving in Nepal to the arduous climb and deadly storm that forced her and her fellow climbers to huddle throughout the night, hoping to stay alive. Gammelgaard also writes movingly of Everest's awesome beauty; of the passion and commitment required to face the daunting challenge of climbing to high altitudes; and of the complex personal relationships forged in the pursuit of such dangerous ventures. Arlene Blum, author of the classic account of women and mountaineering, Annapurna: A Woman's Place, calls Climbing High "an honest and deeply personal account."
 

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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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THE POINT OF NO RETURN
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PART IV THE SUMMIT BID 139
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EPILOGUE
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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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