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By Anatoli Boukreev

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Contributor note: Galen A. Rowell (Foreword)
Publish yr note: First released 2001. replica 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 outstanding 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 capability to an individual who dangers it each day. totally illustrated with wonderful colour photographs, Above the Clouds is a distinct and breathtaking examine the area from its such a lot distant peaks.

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In busi- he expected to bargain and negotiate, ness, who had washed word being his bond. modesty and honesty. To him the In relationships, he appreciated peoples his across Central Asia and Siberia in history's waves were Soviet. Time, circumstance, and geography had forged their union. Anything less deprived him of his country. More than once, Reuters reporter Elizabeth Hawley, the doyenne of Himalayan mountaineering history, became exasperated with his dual passports and ambivalent national identity.

Unfailing belief in his ability and his drive and the details went of trip to the fitness. She had an would have excluded him from three-month bout of meningitis him on Caucasus Mountains and helped him regain Given free rein, berries. so far as to fudge threatened to end his career in 1981, Tatiana included mer adolescents ran he performed a sum- his edge on illegal solo speed ascents the 5,000-meter peaks while she kept the rest of her team in line. For ten years she was his advocate. She focused his drive and ambition, 1 7 18 pulling strings that provided him with the opportunities to climb higher.

First stand The I thought his career was over, but always he came — On our teams when complicated situations arose situations which not always predictable or preventable in are the high mountains those —Anatoli always had the strength and willingness to help. His character was not simple; he was very thorough in everything he decided to undertake. With some he he could be obstinate built very close relationships, but and that antagonized others. Though Anatoli worked as an individual at mountaineering, he was a graduate of the old school.

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