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The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm #2020

The Other Side of Everest Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm This riveting account of Everest s most technically challenging face during the infamous killer storm has a new Introduction focusing the discovery of Andrew Irvine s frozen body

  • Title: The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm
  • Author: Matt Dickinson Philip Turner
  • ISBN: 9780812933406
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm By Matt Dickinson Philip Turner, This riveting account of Everest s most technically challenging face during the infamous 1996 killer storm has a new Introduction focusing the discovery of Andrew Irvine s frozen body.

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    1. I guess I keep looking for another Into Thin Air I remember the experience of reading it for the first time, of literally being unable to put it down, ignoring a large pile of end of term marking and staying up all night The natural human drama combines with Krakauer s storytelling to form a masterpiece And I keep hoping for that literary rush again Unfortunately The Other Side of Everest did not provide me that rush It is no Into Thin Air That said, I did enjoy reading it Knowing the story of 1 [...]

    2. Disclaimer I rarely write reviews for anything, so this may be rambling and disjointed Fair warning.The Other Side of Everest Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Stormby writer and film maker Matt Dickinson was an interesting, well written book, and it held my interest throughout, though it was a bit on the short side Overall the book was an enjoyable read, however I had a few issues with it.1 I chose this book because the blurb seemed to indicate that it would include the story of the th [...]

    3. I found this book in the MWR Morale, Welfare and Recreation facility of Camp Cole here in Tarin Kowt Having read Jon Krakauer s Into Thin Air and Anatoli Boukreev s rebuttal, The Climb , and having enjoyed both as well as being a notorious MWR book thief I grabbed it.Matt Dickinson is a adventure documentary filmmaker In 1996 he was approached by a British TV network about filming actor Brian Blessed s third attempt at climbing Everest As fate would have it Dickinson and the members of his exped [...]

    4. Yet ANOTHER account of the 1996 Everest tragedy, although as the author was climbing the north side, he doesn t really have much to add to the Hall Fisher episode He does give details about the three Indian climbers who were killed on the north side, who are usually just a footnote in the south side accounts The first part is biographical, and once again, here is the poor long suffering wife who needs a good cast iron skillet and an alibi I could go off on men who should never get married doing [...]

    5. Every time I read an Everest survival book, I feel like quitting my job and going to stand at Base Camp with a sandwich board sign reading WHAT ARE YOU DOING EVEREST IS LITTERED WITH BODIES YOU WILL LITERALLY STEP OVER THEM AS YOU CLIMB TURN BACK NOW But for some reason, although these books upset and infuriate me, I keep reading them Since not all survival books are of the same quality, such reading experiences are often frustrating on multiple levels Fortunately, this was a solid read Although [...]

    6. I held my breath throughout the final ascentWow, this story is riveting The detail is splendid, much than any other Everest books I ve read I felt that I d climbed this mountain right beside Matt And good grief, the descent as well I looked up photos on the web to grasp the route, the Steps and ridge who does this for fun It seems utterly impossible.

    7. I read this after Krakauer and Boukreev s stories, and found it every bit as gripping Must admit to having become a fanatical armchair Everesteer, and it has to be a pretty bad book to not hold my interest Lene Gammelgard manages though And, yes, it is called The Death Zone in the English and Australian editions at least.

    8. I haven t even finished this book, but it is an engrossing true tale of what happened in 1996 on the other side of Everest Love how Dickinson writes He gets personal and is great at showing the reader how it looked and felt during his climb I want to read from him.

    9. Matt Dickinson, a British adventure film director, was hired to shoot a film about the attempt of British actor Brian Blessed to climb Mount Everest The year was 1996 an infamous year on Everest in which 12 people died, including two very experienced and world famous guide climbers Dickison s expedition climbed from the North side, the other side from where most of the casualties occurred Blessed dropped out halfway up the mountain, and the focus of the film shifted to another climber Surprising [...]

    10. The accounts of the climb in this book are interesting, and I must admit that I was riveted by certain parts, flipping back to check the handy maps within earlier sections to better understand the geography and difficulties of the North Face That said, the emotional drama is thin, irritating, and full of cliche It s not exactly Dickinson s fault, he just isn t a particularly strong writer The result is that the sections detailing his wandering tendencies, his marital issues, and the disappointme [...]

    11. I started this book almost a year ago I put it down after reading a little less than half of it I picked it back up months and months later I am glad I did The men and women who even attempt to climb to the highest reaches of the world are insane, yet strong, beautiful giants to me Their strength and sheer will to achieve the unachievable is awe inspiring While the first half of the book, which I struggled through, is about Matt Dickinson s personal life, the second half is superd harrowing The [...]

    12. This book seems like it was written by two different people The beginning is a hokey account of the author s personal and professional life, which I didn t think was written well I usually don t favor English writers The last third part of the book was excellent As the author focused on the challenges of the actual climb, I didn t want to put the book down His account was full of descriptive words and allowed the reader to appreciate the physical climb My favorite line was, Sunset must have been [...]

    13. This books starts in a small town below Everest in Nepal, they travel by car to the base and then the mountain is the setting for the rest of the book Jon, Brain, and Al are the main characters along with the sherpas and other teams that made the journey and tried to climb the mountain This story is about a group of guys trying to climb Mount Everest in order to make a film, they face many hardships, and a deadly storm, and in the end only a couple actually reach the summit, and get to say they [...]

    14. Matt Dickinson was hired by the BBC to produce a movie about a British celebrity s attempt to climb Everest Matt had quite a bit of adventure expedition experience but was he really capable of scaling Everest No spoiler alert necessary the opening pages of the book tell us that he made it I ve read numerous books about Everest but this one was unique in that it really gives you a sense of what the experience is like Physical and psychological challenges, boredom, fear, elation The disgusting con [...]

    15. Matt Dickinson s novel of his climb on the North Face of Everest seems like a much personal memoir than that Jon Krakauer s Into Thin Air The real guts of this recollection is not just that a person with limited mountain climbing experience wrote it, but that he had gone to the North Face of Everest, a side of the mountain not often successfully climbed It is the same route followed by George Mallory and Sandy Irvine in June 1924 It was assumed that both men had fallen off this side either on t [...]

    16. Quite frankly I found the author to be annoying, which ruined it for me He writes condescendingly towards the locals and their habits compared to other authors I ve read, and uses overly flowery metaphors about the mountain I was annoyed that he hardly touched on his descent from the summit even if it wasn t dramatic I still think it warranted at least a page Suddenly he s back at Kathmandu and it s a bit jarring Many points are paraphrased from other interesting sources The high part of the bo [...]

    17. Really interesting to read a North Face point of view of the storm, even though the climbers depicted in this book weren t directly involved in the tragedy At times Dickinson s writing was a little heavy on the adjective use, but overall I didn t mind it and think he s a better writer than many of the others who have also authored books about Everest For whatever reason, I find the 1996 killer storm and Everest climbing in general, fascinating This was a good companion read to books such as Into [...]

    18. Another view of the 1996 year on Everest Very different than Krakauer s Into Thin Air in that Dickinson s group was on the North Face, but his story is just as compelling and perhaps a better account of what it is like to actually summit Dickinson does narrate the disaster of Fischer and Hall s expeditions during May of 96 and his views of what happened are very insightful and significant But The Other Side of Everest concentrates on his own successful summit and film project and everything that [...]

    19. Another great addition to the Everest accounts of that fateful storm that killed so many on the South face Look, Jon Krakauer s book is my favorite It drew me in and left me craving Matt Dickinson s novel is the first I ve read about the North face and I really enjoyed it It provided a new perspective to Everest with extensive and interesting details which expanded my knowledge and helped feed my curiosity I am addicted to Everest books and have watched every episode of the Discovery Channel se [...]

    20. This book is a good companion to Into Thin Air and The Climb It is especially interesting in that it gives a perspective on the events of the 1996 Everest tragedy from the North side of the peak, as opposed to the South side as described in Into Thin Air, etc The detailed descriptions of tummy troubles in this book make me never want to eat a meal in the greater Tibet Nepal metroplex.

    21. Dickinson does an excellent job explaining the difficulty and challenges involved in climbing Everest I was there with him imagining the effort and determined this kind of thing would never be for me But, I continue to be fascinated by the will of those who must and do climb the highest mountains on this planet A big thumbs up for this book, I d rate it 4.5 if I could and reallyybe it deserves a 5 star rating.

    22. I am almost done with this book I think that it is a very neat book and it is written as though the reader is apart of the climbing group There is some foul langage but not that much Over all I love it And it has some wonderful photos to look at and great map drawings I finished this book, and it is very well done It just goes to show that you don t have to be a professional mountainer to climb Everest Anyhow I enjoyed this book alot.

    23. I prefer Into Thin Air and The Climb Tragic Ambitions on Everest There were parts of this book that I skim through, whereas the other 2 held me totally I have a habit of reading a few books concurrently This book is not as eloquent, as Dark Summit The True Story of Everest s Most Controversial Season which I m reading concurrently It s a story of his own experience of Everest ascent, rather than the 1996 tragic events.

    24. As someone who hasn t ever read a book on climbing but has always been fascinated by adventure and exploration, this was a great book It was a page turner with a lot of interesting detail There was a lot of good background information on climbing and the history of Everest mixed with the stories of characters on the expedition It was an easy read with good writing and very entertaining I highly recommend it for the couch Everest adventurer.

    25. A good read about a particularly dangerous summit from the North Face of Everest The detail was very interesting especially the technical details of climbing of which I know nothing It s sad to think there are many bodies of climbers left on the mountain and to read about these encounters has given me a better understanding of just how tough it is out there.I m going to read Into Thin Air again and probably pick up another book on Everest Fascinated by these people

    26. Weirdly, this book alerted me to the fact that the author of the book I d just read, Anton Boukreev, had in fact passed away in a climbing accident It s creepy and tragic that, with each successive book I read about elite climbing, I discover that someone I d just read about in a previous book is now dead.

    27. Pretty good book about a climber who hiked up the challenging North face of Everest during the fatal 1996 climbing season Interesting point of view from someone not directly affected by the mistakes made on the summit.

    28. This is the kind of climbing book that makes sense from someone who struggled and opening talks about how difficult it was to climb Everest There are times when you can actually feel out tired and short of breath he is by the descriptive paragraphs he uses Really well written.

    29. I ve read other books about Everest but nothing compares to this one Dickinson s account of his ascent, immediately following a storm that killed 12 climbers, is sobering and suspenseful I read this book years ago, yet it is a story I remember well It will always remain one of my favorites.

    30. This goes on my list of top books about climbing Haven t read as much about climbing the north face and am even further amazed that people even reach the top of Everest.

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