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 tremendous 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 climbing, in addition to own reflections on what existence ability to anyone who dangers it on a daily basis. absolutely illustrated with stunning colour images, Above the Clouds is a distinct and breathtaking examine the area from its such a lot distant peaks.
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