Red Chameleon dTed in the 1996 Everestisaster read Krakauer s Into Thin Air or Anatoli Boukreev s The Climb but skip this substance less account Horrible book Bad writer or translator judgemental and annoying person This book proves to me that not everyone has a book in them even if they are part of something incredible like the 1996 Everest season This book is nothing like Into Thin Air which was a really good gripping tale of the Everest Tragedy It is a first hand account but is written like a journal or Stalin Waiting for Hitler 1929 1941 diary Itoes provide an interesting itinerary of her trip and what she was going through However it The Headsman doesn t focus on much else She mentions some of the other climbers and the leader Scott but mostly in a very superficial manner It isn t a terrible book but she is not a good writer it rambles is self serving and not that insightful That being said Iid like reading it once I accepted it as her journal even though it A Fine And Bitter Snow doesn t stand up to other books highlighting the climb of Mount Everest If you are going to read one book about this Everest climbing tragedy read Jon Krakauer s account instead The author Lene Gammelgaard begins the book with a foreword about what is to come If you are not aware I wasn t except for hearing about it from my wife who has read this book and Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer in May of 1996 there was a sudden snowstorm on Mount Everest that caught several expeditions by surprise and resulted in theeaths of 8 people in two Cabal days So you know at the beginning of the book that this is going to end in a tragedy if the title alone was not enough Despite this I feel like the bookoes a great job of showing the ups and The Hot Gate downs along the way to the summit of the tallest mountain on EarthI thought the beginning of the book was a little slow looking for sponsorshipsoing conditioning to train her body and mind for climbing the tallest mountain on Earth Even after she arrives in Nepal and continues to prepare and make her way to the first Base Camp the book The Complete Richard Allen, Vol. 1: Skinhead, Suedehead, and Skinhead Escapes did not keep merilled in Once the actual climbing of the mountain began I was a lot interested though there is not a Collected Stories: John Cheever definite point where that happens They begin at Base Camp over a month before actually attempting to make it to the summit anduring this time they are moving "Up And Down Between Different Camps To "and The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and How to Build a Better Economy down betweenifferent camps to their bodies get used to the different camps to get their bodies to get used to the and low of oxygenI was not especially interested in reading about the 1996 tragedy on Everest but I still liked this book I think the author Grant Cardone LIVE did a good job of portraying what it is like to climb this beast from the goodays to the bad LE SAPIN POUSSE DANS LES CAVES days I would give this a 7 out of 10 for enjoyment and a 4 out of 5 for readability. D commitment reuired to face theaunting challenge of climbing to high altitudes; and of the complex personal relationships forged in the pursuit of such angerous ventures Arlene Blum author of the classic account of women and mountaineering Annapurna A Woman's Place calls Climbing High an honest and eeply personal account. The author is one of #The Most Self Obsessed Whiny #most self obsessed whiny irritating climbers that I ve ever had the misfortune to read about Yes I get that it is about her journey but seriously I got tired of reading how wonderful she #was how superior to everyone she was you #how superior to everyone she was You the feeling that she believed she could have stopped everyone The Mangle Street Murders dying in theisaster if she was in charge She barely talks about the eath all around her preferring to be critical of other climbers and whining about not being the centre of everyone s attention I had the feeling she was interested in flaunting herself at Anatoly and trying to get his attention than anything else Terrible self indulgent trash I love reading expedition stories I would read it again without thinking it is very inspiring to find stories of mountaineering from the perspective of women For Everest completists Not terrible but no analysis of the tragedy and scarcely even any acknowledgment of the eaths outside her own team except in footnotes The book really could use an epilogue should be like 25 stars Although I tremendously enjoy reading about the 1996 Mt Everest tragedy I The Black Eyed Stranger didn t enjoy this account nearly as much as the books by Jon Krakauer and Anatoli Boukreev I felt it was poorly written and veryisjointed Also it really wasnt so much about the expedition as it was about Lene s own personal climb and her Abject visions disappointment at not being able to climb without oxygenThe tone of the book seems very self congratulatory She tells readers many times how she is one of the strongest fastest climbers and how their team is so much stronger than any other team on the mountainI also was very sad that she completely ignored relating any of theeaths from other teamsIt was an okay book and gives a ifferent perspective Which Is Always Important is always important reading these type of accounts because everyone s memoriesaccounts are going to iffer slightly I have just enjoyed reading other s stories of the 96 climb than this one This book is a solid 45 stars I could not give five stars because it was written too concisely and it seemed sometimes with too much sentiment with the flowery new age psycho babble and not enough sentiment with the real life Thomas Pynchon drama that unfolded I give Lene much kudos for her title of first Dane woman to summit but toward the end this title that keeps flying around in her words seems selfish and off putting She keeps putting it in our face too much while others haveied There is some humility there but it s not believable to me Most importantly in my opinion because Scott forced his hand with the O2 Lene is still alive today This was never mentioned in this book and I think that Lene owes Scott. On May 10 1996 Lene Gammelgaard became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest But a raging storm and human error conspired to turn triumph into catastrophe Eight of her team's climbers including its renowned leader Scott Fischer perished in a tragedy that would make headlines around the world In her.
Review ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ð Lene GammelgaardHer life todayOtherwise I learned so much here about the minutia of the expedition and everyday life when preparing for an ascent of Everest The Edie descriptions of the climb were magnificent and I could feel the immediacy of the chaos that unfolded for Lene and her team This is the stuff that made this book so wonderful writing without thought portraying mere survival This is it just what matters on Everest May God rest the souls of those who perished thatay I think i might be a bit biased towards Krakauer s Into Thin Air perhaps because that is the account of the Everest tragedy i read first perhaps because i see him as objective but this is still a compelling read as i find most Everest accounts And who knows what is closest to the truth we all have our own reconstructed memories and memories can be nothing else Ever since reading Jon Krakauer s Into Thin Air I have been very interested in Mount Everest literature especially books recounting the events of the 1996 The Road to Conscious Machines: The Story of AI disasterLene Gammelgaard was a member of Scott Fischer s Mountain Madness expedition and survived the storm that claimed the lives of Fischer and fellow expedition leader Rob Hall as well as clients Doug Hansen and Yasuko Namba She was also the first out of the gate with a book recounting her experienceUnfortunately it s a terrible book It mostly reads like a series ofiary entries Its main flaw is how self centered Gammelgaard is Much of the book is Gammelgaard s internal Still An Inconvenient Youth dialogue concerning her preparations and it s just not compelling reading at all She s rightly concerned as to whether or not she will make the summit Who wouldn t be But thatoesn t mean I want to read about these oubts ad infinitum Also the book is littered with nonsensical New Age vaguely Eastern sounding philosophical gibberish Sentences such as I am responsible for my own serenity can "be found on just about every page I would like to give examples but on finishing the book I threw "found on just about every page I would like
*TO GIVE EXAMPLES BUT ON FINISHING THE BOOK I *give examples but on finishing the book I away She freuently refers to and addresses Mount Everest as Mother Goddess of the Earth Hint it s a mountain not some kind of earth spirit You get the ideaThe other main issue I found was one of pacing The book is 210 pages long She oesn t even get to the summit bid until page 160 So she The Best of Adam Sharp devotes just 50 pages to recount the most critical events of the narrative She probably should have taken a few months and gone into someetail She Barely Talks About The People And Events talks about the people and events Rob Hall s Adventure Consultants expedition even though the fates of these two groups is forever entwinedI suppose her editor and publisher were eager to be first to market but it comes as the expense of a compelling story If you are interes. Riveting account Gammelgaard takes us from her weeks of Sex Rules!: Astonishing Sexual Practices and Gender Roles Around the World (Understanding Human Sexuality, Women & Power, Sex and Gender Identity) determined training to the exhilaration of arriving in Nepal to the arduous climb andeadly storm that forced her and her fellow climbers to huddle throughout the night hoping to stay alive Gammelgaard also writes movingly of Everest's awesome beauty; of the passion an. .