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Dark Summit
The story of the 2006 season on Mt. Everest, when lots of people died including one British chap who sat and died in the snow while other climbers walked past him.
Interesting stuff. Seemed a very well balanced account given that at the time there was apparently a media frenzy over the high death toll overall and particularly the poor chap who died near the route. A bit critical of the commercial approach to climbing Everest, but he certainly acknowledges the professionalism of the major commercial group - who took most of the flak for the controversy.
Score: 7
Published: 2008
Read: May 8th 2014