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By Anatoli Boukreev

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Contributor note: Galen A. Rowell (Foreword)
Publish 12 months note: First released 2001. reproduction is First version, 2001

When Anatoli Boukreev died at the slopes of Annapurna on Christmas day, 1997, the realm misplaced one of many maximum adventurers of our time.

In Above the Clouds, either the fellow and his excellent climbs on Mt. McKinley, K2, Makalu, Manaslu, and Everest-including his diary entries at the notorious 1996 catastrophe, written almost immediately after his return-are immortalized. There are also minute technical information about the ability of hiking, in addition to own reflections on what existence skill to anyone who hazards it each day. absolutely illustrated with attractive colour pictures, Above the Clouds is a special and breathtaking examine the area from its such a lot distant peaks.

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When a thin, tall, red-haired boy flawlessly presented his ideas concerning the significance of one of the for a geology science fair, the adult judges were so impressed that twelve -year-old Anatoli was invited to ber of the geology section of the crags in the Urals were his local archaeological ruins become Young mem- the youngest Pioneers. Field trips to the homecoming. The feelings fostered by his interactions with nature resonated with his deep-seated individuality. " The "Membership in the club gave and rescued me me an appreciation for from the potential to become an partnerships of climbing ended his social isolation, and the camaraderie around evening campfires cemented lifelong friend- ships.

Whole watermelon from liberate a There were two reasons we pace was punishing, but for forced myself to keep up. At the I of full my amazement: as a I his pack. rock climber never carried more weight than absolutely necessary; and had been struggling keep up with him for more than to eight hours. By and large Anatoli's personal ideology left petty infighting for position in the club. among stars, he was ing sure to add, of different: "a "He his peers treated is He him never spoke of knowledge He was remained sin- of sports physiology influenced him to give up smoking.

Modestly fitting Those conversations were the be- book. Our friendship became a collaborative partnership in 1996. Together, we began sorting and translating the stack of notebooks, diaries, and journals that had collected in his closet in Almaty. Composing and editing material for magazine articles, speaking engagements, and his contributions to The Climb refined a mutual vocabulary. difficult year of personal circumstances and climbing forged a deeper under- standing. When the avalanche fell in December of 1997, thank Anatoli for a broader view of the he had given lestial A me earth's I could horizon.

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