Above the Clouds: The Diaries of a High-Altitude Mountaineer

By Anatoli Boukreev

When Anatoli Boukreev died at the slopes of Annapurna on Christmas day, 1997, the area misplaced one of many maximum adventurers of our time.

In Above the Clouds, either the guy and his superb climbs on Mt. McKinley, K2, Makalu, Manaslu, and Everest-including his diary entries at the notorious 1996 catastrophe, written almost immediately after his return-are immortalized. There are also minute technical information about the ability of hiking, in addition to own reflections on what lifestyles skill to a person who dangers it on a daily basis. absolutely illustrated with beautiful colour pictures, Above the Clouds is a distinct and breathtaking examine the area from its so much distant peaks.

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