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by Matt Dickinson

  • Author: Matt Dickinson
  • ISBN: 0812933400
  • ISBN13: 978-0812933406
  • ePub: 1461 kb | FB2: 1684 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Asia
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press; First Thus edition (December 21, 1999)
  • Pages: 233
  • Rating: 4.2/5
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The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm ePub download

Start by marking The Other Side of Everest: Climbing . Matt Dickinson is a adventure documentary filmmaker.

Start by marking The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. In 1996 he was approached by a British TV network about filming actor Brian Blessed's third attempt at climbing Everest. As fate would have it Dickinson and the members I found this book in the MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) facility of Camp Cole here in Tarin Kowt.

YA-Dickinson, who was hired by a high-adventure company to produce a movie about an ascent of Everest by a. .

YA-Dickinson, who was hired by a high-adventure company to produce a movie about an ascent of Everest by a major British film star, is not a professional high-altitude climber. However, he is a fine writer with a style somewhere between the tight and intense passages of Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air (Villard) and the ponderous, technical treatment in Anatoli Boukreev's much longer The Climb (St. Martin's, both 1997).

In addition to climbing through the storm, which would test him beyond his imagining, Dickinson . May 1996 began like most other climbing seasons on Mount Everest

In addition to climbing through the storm, which would test him beyond his imagining, Dickinson also filmed the ascent. He and his team watched in awe as violent clouds gathered over the mountain and swept them all up in a frightening white force. May 1996 began like most other climbing seasons on Mount Everest. The arrival of spring brought the usual pre-monsoon period, with teams of hopeful mountaineers ready to reach for the roof of the world.

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May 1996 began like most other climbing seasons on Mount Everest. In addition to climbing through the storm, which would test him beyond his imagining, Dickinson also filmed the ascent.

The North Face is the northern side of Mount Everest. George Mallory's body was found on the North face. a b c The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm By Matt Dickinson. The North Face is a place where one author/climber noted, "a simple slip would mean death. Mt. Everest Northeast Ridge Route.

Everest - Getting to the Top National Geographic - Продолжительность: 3:22 National Geographic Recommended for you. 3:22. Of the nearly 700 people who have scaled Everest since the first ascent in 1953, barely 230 have managed to ascend via the colder and technically more difficult route up the North Face.

of Everest : Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm. Book Overview chose that fateful May for his first ascent of Everest, up the treacherous North Face.

The Other Side of Everest : Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm. This dramatic tale of the storm that hit Mount Everest in the spring of 1996 will resonate with anyone fascinated by life on the outer edge of physical and psychological limits. Before the killer storm subsided, some climbers reached the summit, others abandoned their quest, and twelve people froze to death.

This dramatic tale of the storm that hit Mount Everest in the spring of 1996 will resonate with anyone fascinated by life on the outer edge of physical and psychological limits. Before the killer storm subsided, some climbers reached the summit, others abandoned their quest, and twelve people froze to death. Matt Dickinson, a filmmaker and a novice climber, chose that fateful May for his first ascent of Everest, up the treacherous North Face. His story is one of discovery, tragedy, and personal triumph--told, literally, from the other side of the world's tallest peak. It will be cherished by all readers eager to experience adventure, from their armchairs to their own base-camp bivouac.
FEISKO
I've read many accounts of the various Everest disasters and this is one of my favorites. It's well written and gives an account of what happened on the north side. Part of the reason I've read so many of these books is because I've struggled to understand why people are so compelled to climb Everest. I understand dedicated mountaineers for whom this is a way of life, but not why less experienced people think this is something they could or should do. In most cases, it doesn't seem noble but for the most part incredibly self centered. I guess the reason I like this book is because the author didn't set out to summit. In fact it seemed he thought he wouldn't and then somehow -- he did. The way he describes the hardships, the difficulty of the climb, certainly makes it seem very real and is great reading.
White_Nigga
A very good read. This is on par with "Into Thin Air". This book, in fact, complements the 1996 Everest Storm written about in "Thin Air". This is written from the North Face approach to Mt. Everest. Some of the storm related events from the Southern approach are mentioned. I think this book gives a good picture of what the various "Camps" are like, from Base Camp thru Camp six, just below the summit. There is mention of finding dead climbers from India. One of them is probably "Green Boots" who remains near a cave, and has become a way marker to the summit. Also covered is the climbers from Japan who first came in contact with the troubled climbers from India.

If you want a great read of the perils of high altitude climbing, this is a book to read.
adventure time
Great account of climbing Mt. Everest with a detailed look at what it's like to be on the mountain from someone who was new to scaling an 8000-meter peak and never really expected to end up there. With Dickinson's skilled recounting of many small day-to-day details, this book really helps the reader visualize what it's like to be there. One of my favorite Everest books.
Phalaken
Very interesting book. Not too many writing or editing errors so that was refreshing. And I'm still left wondering WHY people want to put themselves into these climbing environments! I like the writer's point of view on the events of 1996. No fingers pointed, just a basic telling from his personal point of view.
Snowskin
This book is well written and quite enjoyable. Facts and authors' comments are well balanced, and there's plenty of good British humour. As drawbacks I would like to name the following:
1. The subtitle is misleading, since the author's group did not summit Everest during the storm of May 10th; they did this on May 19th, more than a week after the storm.
2. Unfortunately, M.D. repeats Krakauer's absurd accusations of Anatoli Boukreev's who, according to J.K., was "dressed too lightly," "had to use oxygene" etc. At the same time, the author's own description of Rob Hall's death leaves the reader little doubt that had Boukreev stayed on top instead of quickly returning to the camp, he would most likely had to stay with dying Scott Fisher and die with him the same way Rob Hall could not leave Doug Hansen and died next to him. Such scenario also would have resulted in most certain death of climbers in the "dogpile" who were otherwise saved by Boukreev (except for Yatsuko Namba). Well, as one reviewer of "K-19" movie pointed out, "Nobody needs heroic Russians."
3. The illustrations in the book are B/W, which is so 60s.
Shistus
Wow, this story is riveting. The detail is splendid, much more than any other Everest books I've read. I felt that I'd climbed this mountain right beside Matt! And good grief, the descent as well. I looked up photos on the web to grasp the route, the Steps and ridge; who does this for fun? It seems utterly impossible.
Kelenn
For anyone who has been to the Himalayas, the descriptions of the conditions ring true. It is a very harsh, inhospitable environment, and even trekkers up to Everest base camp sense that feeling quickly along with marvelling at the awesome scenery. The misery of trying to function in the face of the debilitating effects of altitude and weather are a reality that Everest climbers have to deal with routinely. Dickinson gives the reader a good feel for these conditions as well as the impact of the technical aspects of the route on a relatively inexperienced mountaineer. It was a little depressing to read of a storied route up the mountain with abandoned camps and debris not to mention corpses. The story also points out the pure survival nature of operating in The Death Zone and the fine line between making it back and disaster. At the same time, it reinforces the admiration and respect for the early Everesters who accomplished so much with the crudest of equipment not to mention the work of the Sherpas who are the real unsung heroes of these accounts.
I am fascinated by what happened to climbers on May 10 1996 on Everest. This book provides a view into the events of that day but from the perspective of an expedition on the North side. On the same day that 8 climbers died in a storm, the author was busy filming a documentary that started going wrong when its subject fell victim to "mountain sickness" and the author had to step in to save the film. It is a riveting tale of that disastrous day from another perspective.
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