Unfairly criticized in Jon Krakauer’s book Evil of Altitude for his performance in the tragedy, Bukreev speaks to us, this time with his own voice, shortly before his death under an avalanche at the Annappurna in 1997. His dramatic narrative is intertwined with an investigation. deep of the facts by the filmmaker and writer Weston DeWalt, and offers us an objective perspective of human ambition faced with an inflexible nature.
“In the early afternoon of May 10, 1996, an especially violent storm blew over Everest, which lasted for more than ten hours in the upper areas of the mountain. Twenty-three mountaineers, men and women, who had been that day Climbing on the southern slope, on the Nepalese side, they were unable to reach the safety of their camp at altitude.In the blizzard and without any visibility, hit by hurricane force winds strong enough to blow up a truck, the climbers were forced to fight to survive”.
In the midst of this hell, Anatoli Bukreev, chief guide and one of the best climbers in the world, refuses to give up hope. Alone, blindly climbing into the jaws of the storm, he manages to save abandoned human lives to certain death.
“A fascinating account of the intrigues that take place behind the scenes in commercial expeditions to Everest” (High)
“One of the most surprising rescues in the history of mountaineering. Anatoli Bukreev’s heroism was no accident”
(The Wall Street Journal)
CHRONICLE OF AN IMPOSSIBLE RESCUE by Anatoli Bukreev, G.W. Dewalt
Editorial: Ediciones Desnivel
Issue date: 2017
Place of edition: Madrid.
Edition number: 6th
Collection: Literature nº 48
Binding: Rustic with climbing
Dimensions: 14 cm x 21 cm
Page Number: 232
Subjects: / Mountain Literature / Mountain (Spanish)