Dark Shadows Falling PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Dark Shadows Falling free pdf In 1992, an Indian climber was left to die high on the South Col of Mount Everest by other climbers who watched his feebly waving hand from their tent thirty yards away. He was even filmed in his last hours for a television feature. Why did the onlookers not hold the dying man's hand and comfort him? The answer appalls Joe Simpson, who was himself left for dead in a crevasse at the foot of Siula Grande in Peru in 1985 - 'because it might compromise their summit bid'. It is an ethical question that Joe is forced to confront as he climbs an extremely difficult new route on Pumori, with a clear view of the whole South Col from the vantage point where Eric Shipton first spotted the way up the south side of Everest taken by Hillary and Tenzing in 1953. Now that Everest has become the playground of the rich, where commercial operators offer guided tours to the top up fixed ropes, camping amidst the the detritus and unburied corpses of previous less fortunate climbers, Joe wonders if the noble, caring instincts that once characterised mountaineering have been irrevocably displaced - as in politics, in business, in the media and in other facets of society. On investigation, he finds it a less black and white issue than at first it seemed. 'Although I survived the Andes, I shall never forget the horror of dying alone', he says.

About Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson is the author of several best-selling books, of which the first, Touching the Void, won both the NCR award and the Boardman Tasker Award. His later books are This Game of Ghosts - the sequel to Touching the Void - Storms of Silence, Dark Shadows Falling, The Beckoning Silence and one previous novel, The Water People.

Details Book

Author : Joe Simpson
Publisher : Jonathan Cape Ltd
Data Published : 21 August 1997
ISBN : 0224043684
EAN : 9780224043687
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 256 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Dark Shadows Falling



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Dark Shadows Falling free pdfDark Shadows Falling

    In 1992. an Indian climber was left to die on the South Col of Mount Everest by other climbers who watched his feebly waving hand from their tent. He was filmed in his last hours for a television feature..


  • Everest free pdfEverest

    On 29 May 1953. Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first ever to set foot on the highest point on earth: the summit of Everest. It was a magical moment. Since then many men and women have striven to reach the top of this awesome mountain..


  • Everest - The First Ascent free pdfEverest - The First Ascent

    Marking the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest in May 1953. "Everest - The First Ascent" tells the story of the doctor and physiologist Griffith Pugh. without whom the successful conquest of Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay would not have been possible..


  • Dead Lucky free pdfDead Lucky

    Australian mountain climber Hall chronicles the amazing story of his rescue following a night spent near the summit of Mount Everest. where he had been left for dead by the other members of his expedition..


  • Avoid Climbing Mount Everest! free pdfAvoid Climbing Mount Everest!

    As an enthusiastic climber. you are delighted when you receive the call to climb the most intimidating peak. the highest point on Earth. Mount Everest. But the team must plan ahead..


  • Dark Shadows Falling free pdfDark Shadows Falling

    Download Books Online ePub. In 1992, an Indian climber was left to die high on the South Col of Mount Everest by other climbers who watched his feebly waving hand from their tent thirty yards away. He