By Nick Heil
The within tale of the lethal 2006 mountain climbing season on Everest
On may possibly 15, 2006, a tender British climber named David Sharp lay loss of life close to the pinnacle of Mount Everest whereas 40 different climbers walked prior him on their solution to the summit. every week later, Lincoln corridor, a pro Australian climber, was once left for lifeless close to a similar spot. Hall's dying used to be pronounced world wide, however the subsequent day he used to be chanced on alive after spending the evening at the higher mountain without nutrition and no take care of.
If David Sharp's dying used to be surprising, it was once hardly ever singular: regardless of strangely reliable climate, ten others died trying to succeed in the summit that 12 months. during this meticulous inquiry into what went fallacious, Nick Heil tells the entire tale of the deadliest 12 months on Everest because the notorious season of 1996. He introduces Russell Brice, the industrial operator who has performed greater than someone to supply entry to the summit through the mountain's north side—and who a few think used to be partially liable for Sharp's dying. As extra climbers test the summit every year, Heil indicates how more and more dicy expeditions and unscrupulous clothing stores threaten to show Everest right into a lethal circus.
Written by way of an skilled climber and open air author, Dark Summit is either a riveting account of a infamous mountaineering season and a troubling research into even if the pursuit of the final word climbing prize has spiraled out of control.
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Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season by Nick Heil