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    DescriptionIn early May 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit. A week later, Lincoln Hall, a seasoned Australian climber, was left for dead near the same spot. Hall's death was reported around the world, but the next day he was found alive after spending the night on the upper mountain with no food and no shelter. If David Sharp's death was shocking, it was not singular: despite unusually good weather, ten others died attempting to reach the summit that year. In this meticulous inquiry into what went wrong, Nick Heil tells the full story of the deadliest year on Everest since the infamous season of 1996. He introduces Russell Brice, the outfitter who has done more than anyone to provide access to the summit via the mountain's north side--and who some believe was partially responsible for Sharp's death. As more climbers attempt the summit each year, Heil shows how increasingly risky expeditions and unscrupulous outfitters threaten to turn Everest into a deadly circus. Written by an experienced climber and outdoor writer, "Dark Summit" is both a riveting account of a notorious climbing season and a troubling investigation into whether the pursuit of the ultimate mountaineering prize has spiralled out of control.

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    Dark Summit
    The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nick Heil, Narrator David Drummond
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 163 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400107704
    ISBN 10: 1400107709

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.8
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    B&T General Subject: 760
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    DC22: 796.522095496
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    BISAC V2.8: SPO029000
    B&T Approval Code: R09504300
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    LC classification: GV199.44.E85 H43 2008C
    Edition statement
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    18 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Nick Heil, a freelance journalist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, was a senior editor at "Outside" from 1999 to 2006. David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, and he received an "AudioFile" Earphones Award for his first audiobook, "Love 'Em or Lose 'Em."
    Review quote
    Through rock-solid reporting and vital prose, Heil leads us up into this rarefied world, step by hypoxic step." ---Hampton Sides, author of Ghost Soldiers