Climbing High

Climbing High
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Publisher : Harper Collins
Total Pages : 242
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ISBN-10 : 9780060953614
ISBN-13 : 0060953616
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Book Synopsis Climbing High by : Lene Gammelgaard

Download or read book Climbing High written by Lene Gammelgaard and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2000-06-20 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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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