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Left for Dead My Journey Home from Everest by Beck Weathers
  

Left for Dead My Journey Home from Everest

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The extraordinary story of one of the survivors of the infamous 1996 Everest disaster - now made into a film, Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Keira Knightley and Josh Brolin. Heartstoppingly exciting and ultimately very moving, Left for Dead is a terrific read.

Everest is due to be released in the UK on 18 September 2015. Click below to view the trailer.

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Left for Dead My Journey Home from Everest by Beck Weathers

Anyone who has read Jon Krakauer's famous account of the 1996 Everest disaster, INTO THIN AIR, will remember 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.

About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd September 2015

Author

Beck Weathers

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Books Behind TV & Film
Travel
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Autobiography: general
True stories of heroism, endurance & survival
Climbing & mountaineering
Coping with death & bereavement

ISBN

9780751561890

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