High Crimes : The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed (Paperback)

Author: Kodas, Michael

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Kodas details how the recent infusion of wealth into mountaineering has brought about the age-old lust for glory. Through others accounts, as well as his own, the author illustrates the mountain''s ability to reduce climbers to their essential selves--revealing villains as well as heroes.


Publisher Hachette Books
Mfg Part# 9781401309848
SKU 209928698
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1401309844
Release Date 5/1/2009
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.25L x 1T
"A clear-eyed riveting narrative [from] Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist [Michael] Kodas." (starred review)
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Annotation In Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Kodas's bracing and alarming exposé, he shows how the desire to climb Mt. Everest has created a culture of crime, theft, dishonesty, and death. Unprepared and cash-hungry mountain guides makes promises they can't keep to eager millionaires, resulting in ill-conceived ascents, that lead to either botched missions or tragic outcomes in the mountain's notorious "Death Zone."
Editors Note The author documents his effort to climb Mount Everest in the aftermath of the tragic 1996 storm that ended the lives of eight climbers and reveals the existence of mountain-based crime organizations preying on aspiring climbers.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0357
Publisher Hyperion Books

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