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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 fellow and his great 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 mountaineering, in addition to own reflections on what lifestyles potential to a person who hazards it each day. totally illustrated with stunning colour pictures, Above the Clouds is a special and breathtaking examine the realm from its so much distant peaks.

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