kushrocks wrote:Dave B wrote:I also found it to be quite an interesting perspective on Jon Krakauer, especially after having read Anatoli Boukreev's The Climb, his account of the '96 Everest disaster which casts Krakauer in much less stellar of a light than Into Thin Air
Totally agree. Reading The Climb was a huge eye opener and possibly one of my favorite books especially after Anatoli along with other key witnesses proves Krakauer's account of the 1996 disaster wrong multiple times. Into Thin Air is now a joke to me. Anatoli may have made some mistakes but he also saved the lives of several climbers in -100 wind chill when no one else not even the sherpas had the strength to assist . . . oh and this was after climbing Mt. Everest without bottled O's. I dont care what anyone says Anatoli is an absolute bad ass and a hero in my eyes. When he died on Annapurna the world lost one of the best climbers of all time.
+ a million man!!!!! Anatoli is my idol. I assume you have read Above the Clouds?
I remember posting on the Facebook page to commemorate the 14th anniversary of Toli's death a while back and your comment.
What an incredible human being with a poetic soul. I've never felt so much like I knew someone that i never met.