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The Extraordinary True Story of Everest’s Most Controversial Season

By Nick Heil

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Published by Virgin Books, London, 2008, 1st UK Edition, D/w, Fine.   The first thorough examination of the multiple deaths on Everest in 2006 – 11 people died, the worst year since the infamous season of 1996.  They included David Sharp, a young British climber who 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 and dozens of climbers also walked past him, though he was rescued the next day by American Dan Mazur and two clients he was guiding to the summit.  Nick Heil, an experienced climber and outdoor writer, provides both a riveting account of a notorious climbing season and a troubling investigation into whether the pursuit of the ultimate mountaineering prize has spiraled out of control. 

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