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Climbing High A Woman's Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy

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ISBN-10: 0060953616

ISBN-13: 9780060953614

Edition: 2000

Authors: Lene Gammelgaard, Press Seal

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On May 10, 1996, Lene Gammelgaard became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest. But a raging storm and human error conspired to turn triumph into catastrophe. Eight of her team's climbers, including its renowned leader Scott Fischer, perished in a tragedy that would make headlines around the world. In her riveting account, Gammelgaard takes us from her weeks of determined training to the exhilaration of arriving in Nepal to the arduous climb and deadly storm that forced her and her fellow climbers to huddle throughout the night, hoping to stay alive. Gammelgaard also writes movingly of Everest's awesome beauty; of the passion and commitment required to face the…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 6/20/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Foreword
Team Participants
Prologue
The Point of No Return
The Arrival
On the Mountain
The Summit Bid
After the Storm
Epilogue
Afterword
Glossary of Climbing Terms