By Anatoli Boukreev
When Anatoli Boukreev died at the slopes of Annapurna on Christmas day, 1997, the realm misplaced one of many maximum adventurers of our time.
In Above the Clouds, either the fellow and his outstanding climbs on Mt. McKinley, K2, Makalu, Manaslu, and Everest-including his diary entries at the notorious 1996 catastrophe, written presently after his return-are immortalized. There are also minute technical information about the ability of mountaineering, in addition to own reflections on what existence potential to anyone who hazards it each day. absolutely illustrated with lovely colour images, Above the Clouds is a special and breathtaking examine the area from its so much distant peaks.
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