Crown (1999), Edition: 1, 233 pages
Matt Dickinson discusses the experiences he had as he climbed Mount Everest and survived one of the worst storms to ever hit the mountain.
LibraryThing member riverwillow
An interesting read and an interesting counter to 'Into Thin Air'. Dickinson was with a British team on the north side of Everest on the 10th May 1996 when the huge storm which was to leave 8 climbers dead with many others fighting for their lives. In the aftermath of the storm Dickinson, Alan Hinckes, Lhapka, Mingma and Gyaltsen eventually summited on the 19th May 1996 but it is Dickinson's thoughtful reaction to the costs of being above 8,000 meters (they passed the bodies of the three Indian climbers who perished in the storm and were leaving Camp Six at the moment that an Austrian climber died at the camp from Oedema) and how this impacts a person's judgement and morality which makes this an interesting read.
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