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By Anatoli Boukreev

When Anatoli Boukreev died at the slopes of Annapurna on Christmas day, 1997, the realm misplaced one of many maximum adventurers of our time.

In Above the Clouds, either the fellow and his superb climbs on Mt. McKinley, K2, Makalu, Manaslu, and Everest-including his diary entries at the notorious 1996 catastrophe, written presently after his return-are immortalized. There are also minute technical information about the ability of mountaineering, in addition to own reflections on what existence skill to anyone who dangers it on a daily basis. absolutely illustrated with attractive colour pictures, Above the Clouds is a distinct and breathtaking examine the realm from its such a lot distant peaks.

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