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

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Matt Dickinson

On May 10, 1996, a paralyzing storm killed 12 climbers on Mt. Everest, disfigured many others, and put the peak back on its lofty throne. While the disaster on the South Face has received nearly all of the publicity, most notably in Jon Krakauer'sInto … see full wiki

Author: Matt Dickinson
Genre: Travel
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
2 reviews about The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the...
review by . July 26, 2007
One of hundreds who gathered at the foot of Everest during the ill-fated climbing season of spring 1996 which claimed the lives of 12 (eight during the famous storm described by Jon Krakauer in "Into Thin Air"), British adventure filmmaker Matt Dickinson had no intention of summitting. He had never been higher than 20,000 feet and had summitted only twice - a Himalayan trekking peak and an Ecuadorian volcano.    "To serious Himalayan mountaineers these were mere nodules, amusing …
review by . July 25, 2001
Pros: Good and informative writing     Cons: never underestimate the power of a woman .... Ms. Everest by name that is!     The Bottom Line: A must read for those that follow the Everest trail        Matt Dickinson is a noted filmmaker and author. He makes adventure and travel films. What could be more adventuresome than filming on Everest - unless it was in May, 1996, and unless it was from the seldom tackled North Face? Dickinson …
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