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

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

Anatoli Boukreev


When Anatoli Boukreev died at the slopes of Annapurna on Christmas day, 1997, the area misplaced one of many maximum adventurers of our time.

In Above the Clouds, either the guy and his fabulous climbs on Mt. McKinley, K2, Makalu, Manaslu, and Everest-including his diary entries at the notorious 1996 catastrophe, written presently after his return-are immortalized. There are also minute technical information about the ability of hiking, in addition to own reflections on what existence potential to somebody who dangers it on a daily basis. absolutely illustrated with wonderful colour photographs, Above the Clouds is a distinct and breathtaking examine the realm from its such a lot distant peaks.

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