Everest, Revised & Updated Edition: Mountain without Mercy, Broughton Coburn
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Everest, Revised & Updated Edition: Mountain without Mercy

Author: Broughton Coburn

Narrator: Mark Peckham

Unabridged: 6 hr 3 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 08/18/2015

Genre: Nature - Mountains

Synopsis

David Breashears, the first American to scale Everest twice, was a veteran of nine previous Himalayan filmmaking expeditions when he agreed to lead what became his most challenging filmmaking experience. The expedition was organized by large-format motion picture producer MacGillivray Freeman Films and comprised an international team of climbers. Their goal was to carry a specially modified forty-eight-pound IMAX motion picture camera to the summit of Everest and return from the top of the world with the first footage ever shot there in this spectacular format. A stunningly illustrated portrait of life and death in a hostile, high-altitude environment where no human can survive for long, Everest invites you to join Breashears, his climbers, and his crew as they make photographic history. Author Broughton Coburn traces each step of the teams progress toward a rendezvous with historyand suddenly youre on the scene of a disaster that riveted the worlds attention. Everest incorporates a first-person, on-the-scene account of the most tragic event in the mountains history: the May 10, 1996, blizzard that claimed eight lives, including two of the worlds top climbing-expedition leaders. It is a chronicle of the courage and cooperation that resulted in the rescue of several men and women who were trapped on the lethal, windswept slopes. Everest is also a tale of triumph. In a struggle to overcome both the physical and emotional effects of the disaster on Everest, Breashears and his team rose to the challenge of achieving their goalhumbled by the mountains overwhelming power yet exhilarated by their own accomplishment. Includes a bonus PDF with photographs

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