NEVEREST New Insights: Inside Scott Fischer's Mountain Madness Expedition (Mountain Mania Book 1)

NEVEREST New Insights Inside Scott Fischer s Mountain Madness Expedition Mountain Mania Book In freelance photojournalist and amateur climber Nick van der Leek wrote a five page analysis of the Everest disaster titled MOUNTAIN MADNESS and published in HEARTLAND magazine His distill

  • Title: NEVEREST New Insights: Inside Scott Fischer's Mountain Madness Expedition (Mountain Mania Book 1)
  • Author: Nick van der Leek
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In 2006 freelance photojournalist and amateur climber Nick van der Leek wrote a five page analysis of the 1996 Everest disaster titled MOUNTAIN MADNESS, and published in HEARTLAND magazine His distillation was described at the time by THE CLIMB co author, Weston DeWalt, as the clearest exposition of the 1996 disaster I have ever seen Now, nine years later, having honedIn 2006 freelance photojournalist and amateur climber Nick van der Leek wrote a five page analysis of the 1996 Everest disaster titled MOUNTAIN MADNESS, and published in HEARTLAND magazine His distillation was described at the time by THE CLIMB co author, Weston DeWalt, as the clearest exposition of the 1996 disaster I have ever seen Now, nine years later, having honed his penmanship within the rigors and deceits of the True Crime genre, Nick van der Leek is taking on the Everest narrative once but with a fresh approach Compared to his 2006 article, NEVEREST is a much larger and deeper analysis of the events leading up to the deadliest day on Mount Everest May 10 Van der Leek makes no bones about the purpose of this narrative We ll be treating the 1996 disaster as a criminal investigation and the mountain itself as a crime scene From this unique and fascinating vantage point the reader is dragged back into a deadly storm over Everest , one that brings readers and amateur climbers face to face with something terrifying than the mountain itself What are the motives of the men climbing the world s tallest mountain What Van der Leek manages to achieve in NEVEREST is to show the naked ambition and base morality of many of the men and women who returned from the dismal heights to a hero s welcome What if some of them weren t heroes Using the psychology it takes a thief to catch a thief professional photojournalist and one time climber of Kilimanjaro, Nick van der Leek demystifies the heroism of climbing The question is whether climbing a real mountain is an authentic process towards growing ones symbolic self, and the question is whether climbing the world s highest mountain means accessing the highest parts of the self Would we climb that mountain if there were no picture taken at the top Would we still push for the summit if it meant coming back and not telling a soul By following the narrative of the MOUNTAIN MADNESS team, Van der Leek investigates and cross references what Scott Fischer s mostly American crew and clients did right as opposed to their rivals on Everest Adventure Consultants five members of Hall s team died on the mountain including Rob Hall As Van der Leek pursues an explanation to account for this incongruity he finds and then mines the golden thread buried within the great mountain Were the teams locked in a deadly rivalry, or did they just run out of oxygen and time Was it the weather or human error or the result of something else What role did hubris play in Everest s deadliest day, and what role does it play in your life

    One thought on “NEVEREST New Insights: Inside Scott Fischer's Mountain Madness Expedition (Mountain Mania Book 1)”

    1. Am I the only person thrown off by this "book's" presentation? The formatting was awful and distracting (Kindle version). The grammar, punctuation, consistency, and spelling were atrocious. For example, in one sentence he uses the name "Pittman" and in the next sentence he spells it "Pitman." He describes someone as "Welsch" instead of "Welsh." There are dozens—if not hundreds—more examples I could cite. Did ANYONE vaguely having editorial skills actually read this thing over before it got p [...]

    2. GoodI thought this book was very interesting. Very sad these climbers lost their lives in such a tragic way. Some interesting facts.

    3. Thorough investigationAfter reading the more popular titles associated with the 1996 Everest disaster, I appreciated the format of this particular book and its holistic approach at looking at the entire event piece by piece.The organization of the books (chunks) makes it easy to follow. This book additionally gives plenty of information to consider for those hungry to learn more. The ending was especially well written.My only small issue with this book is the author's profanity. Not that I mind [...]

    4. InsightfulI enjoyed this immenselyAll the facts are dissected with a fine tooth comb by the author. It was a very different approach to use , that of dealing with the 96 disaster as you would a murder

    5. Absolutely loved this bookI had never heard of this author but so glad I found this book. It kept my interest until the end. Halfway through I downloaded every book from this author. I highly recommend.

    6. I enjoy Nick's books; they are insightful and help you connect with events and people outside of your normal experience.

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