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Description - Left For Dead by Beck Weathers

Anyone who read Jon Krakauer's account of the 1996 Everest disaster, "Into Thin Air", will be aware of the story of Beck Weathers: the gregarious Texan climber who went snow-blind in the Death Zone below the summit and who spent a night out in the open during a blizzard that took the lives of a dozen colleagues and friends. Even as he staggered back into Camp 4 the next morning, Beck's condition was such that the other survivors assumed he would not make it back down the mountain. He was effectively left for dead, but drawing upon reserves of determination and courage he didn't know he had - as well as the extraordinary selflessness and bravery of a Nepalese helicopter pilot he'd never met - he finally made it to safety. Only then could a new battle begin: to rebuild his life with a family he'd taken for granted for too long.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780751530858
ISBN-10: 0751530859
Format: Paperback
(195mm x 129mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Sphere
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Beck Weathers

Beck Weathers trained as a medical doctor and now lectures across the United States. His co-writer, Stephen G. Michaud, is a former editor at NEWSWEEK and the co-author of eight books.

Books By Beck Weathers

Left for Dead by Beck Weathers
Paperback / softback, September 2015