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Anatoli Boukreev

Anatoli Boukreev's first-hand account of the worst human disaster in the history of Mt. Everest will hold listeners spellbound. A top-rated guide and high altitude climber, Boukreev dictated the raw and powerful details of this ill-fated trek from memories and notes recorded just five days after the catastrophe. In May of 1996, 33 people went up the mountain, but only 28 returned. As two commercial expeditions climbed the world's highest peak, poor planning, miscommunication, and an unpredictable blizzard conspired to defeat them. Although the author made it back to the safety of his tent, he defied his own pain and exhaustion to go back up the mountain. His rescue attempt saved the lives of three climbers. The events of those two fateful days prompted researchers at MIT to develop new technology that could prevent the recurrence of such a disaster. Narrators Richard M. Davidson and Nelson Runger sensitively convey the full scope of a drama and a tragedy the world hopes never to see again.

Anatoli Boukreev's first-hand account of the worst human disaster in the history of Mt. Everest will hold listeners spellbound. A top-rated guide and high altitude climber, Boukreev dictated the raw and powerful details of this ill-fated trek from memories and notes recorded just five days after the catastrophe. In May of 1996, 33 people went up the mountain, but only 28 returned. As two commercial expeditions climbed the world's highest peak, poor planning, miscommunication, and an unpredictable blizzard conspired to defeat them. Although the author made it back to the safety of his tent, he defied his own pain and exhaustion to go back up the mountain. His rescue attempt saved the lives of three climbers. The events of those two fateful days prompted researchers at MIT to develop new technology that could prevent the recurrence of such a disaster. Narrators Richard M. Davidson and Nelson Runger sensitively convey the full scope of a drama and a tragedy the world hopes never to see again.
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Anatoli Boukreev's first-hand account of the worst human disaster in the history of Mt. Everest will hold listeners spellbound. A top-rated guide and high altitude climber, Boukreev dictated the raw and powerful details of this ill-fated trek from memories and notes recorded just five days after the catastrophe. In May of 1996, 33 people went up the mountain, but only 28 returned. As two commercial expeditions climbed the world's highest peak, poor planning, miscommunication, and an unpredictable blizzard conspired to defeat them. Although the author made it back to the safety of his tent, he defied his own pain and exhaustion to go back up the mountain. His rescue attempt saved the lives of three climbers. The events of those two fateful days prompted researchers at MIT to develop new technology that could prevent the recurrence of such a disaster. Narrators Richard M. Davidson and Nelson Runger sensitively convey the full scope of a drama and a tragedy the world hopes never to see again.

Language:

English

Narrators:

G. Weston De Walt, Nelson Runger, Richard Davidson

Length:

10h 11m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

28:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:01


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

20:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

26:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:24


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

23:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

27:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

20:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:04


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:23


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:58


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

01:26