Ships from/sold by Buy.com
See All Buying Options
advertisement

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

Author:  Michael Kodas
Earn Super Points: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
High Crimes Kodas, Michael 1 of 1
$15.99
(Save 32%)
$10.78 + $3.10 SHIPPING
EARN 11 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Super Points
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
FORMAT: Paperback
CONDITION:  Brand New
IN STOCK: Usually Ships within 24 hours
Very few left In Stock! Order soon -- product may sell out.
3 New
from
$10.78
See all sellers
45 day return policy
Share
promo
 
Description
 

Product Details:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1401309844
ISBN-13: 9781401309848
Sku: 209928698
Publish Date: 5/1/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  357
Age Range:  22 to UP
See more in Mountaineering
 
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.
From the Publisher:
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.
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."

Praise

"A clear-eyed riveting narrative [from] Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist [Michael] Kodas." (starred review) 12/15/2007
Product Attributes
Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0357
Product attributePublisher:   Hyperion Books
Advertisement Bottom