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Dark Shadows Falling

From a gripping introduction detailing one climber's dying moments, witnessed by other climbers who offered no help, Simpson moves on to question the May 10, 1996, events on Everest, offering an objective, well-researched, and insightful analysis.

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Joe Simpson

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On the heels of a swirl of controversy surrounding mountaineering, Joe Simpson wonders if the essence of the sport has been completely lost. From a gripping introduction detailing one climber's dying moments, witnessed by other climbers who offered no help, Simpson moves on to question the May 10, 1996, events on Everest, offering an objective, well-researched, and insightful analysis. Weaving the thread of the larger question through discussions of other issues, he also examines guided climbing, the media spin on climbing accidents, and incidents involving poor treatment of Sherpas. He takes as many risks in his writing as he does in climbing, and Simpson's latest work is certain to challenge readers and inspire debate.

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Author Joe Simpson
About the Author Joe Simpson's highly acclaimed Touching the Void won the Boardman Tasker Award in 1988 and the NCR Award. He also is the author of a memoir, This Game of Ghosts and, more recently, Storms of Silence. He lives in Sheffield, England.
Publisher Mountaineers Books
Edition 1st Edition (July 1, 1999)
Format Paperback
Dimensions 0.7 x 5.6 x 8.7 inches, 208 page
ISBN-13 9780898865905

About the Author

Joe Simpson's highly acclaimed Touching the Void won the Boardman Tasker Award in 1988 and the NCR Award. He also is the author of a memoir, This Game of Ghosts and, more recently, Storms of Silence. He lives in Sheffield, England.