Above the Clouds: The Diaries of a High-Altitude Mountaineer by Anatoli Boukreev

By Anatoli Boukreev

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Contributor note: Galen A. Rowell (Foreword)
Publish yr note: First released 2001. reproduction is First version, 2001

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 impressive climbs on Mt. McKinley, K2, Makalu, Manaslu, and Everest-including his diary entries at the notorious 1996 catastrophe, written almost immediately after his return-are immortalized. There are also minute technical information about the ability of climbing, in addition to own reflections on what existence skill to an individual who dangers it on a daily basis. absolutely illustrated with beautiful colour photographs, Above the Clouds is a distinct and breathtaking examine the area from its so much distant peaks.

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The end, chauvinism and concerns about female endurance overrode Moscow and Gorbacheva patronage. The 's sented that the competition results from Almaty. When it was left St. such Petersburg coaches rea heavy representation suggested that the thirty-one-year-old ski coach from the Kazakh backwoods might be eliminated, Coach Tchorny balked. He pointed out that not only had Anatoli high-altitude endurance races won both up two 7,000-meter peaks and com- pleted a twenty-five-kilometer traverse above seven thousand meters, he had finished among the top five men in every other selection cat- egory.

Almaty. neck brace and walked the twenty Sevtevka ended. She had been one of his sights Returning home, airlifted to cracked vertebra and two fractured He his experiences. in the Pamirs. auto accident and was the hospital, he strapped meters shadow of in the his that inter- Anatoli returned a car, a home, and a He resumed training, setting up Mount Elbrus sponsored by Alpin- relationship. race relaxed political atmosphere, Kanchenjunga team- mate Vladimir Balyberdin chartered a new cooperative aimed veloping private-sector support for Soviet mountaineers.

Filled in had reversed. The dynamics of human endurance and speed fascinated him. schedule. by the time he graduated a skiing. After four summers of college climbing, candidate for Master of Sport in mountaineering. years of mandatory military service awaited him after grad- uation. Tatiana lobbied Irvand Illinski, requesting that Anatoli be as- signed to the Central Asia Mountaineering Unit he supervised. mountaineering training for the regular army sports club provided soldiers who were headed for the Afghanistan war.

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