An Earthquake, A Legendary Mountain Guide, and Everest's Deadliest Day

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"Dave Hahn, a local of Taos, New Mexico, is a legendary figure in mountaineering. Elite members of the climbing community have likened him to the Michael Jordan, Cal Ripkin, or Michael Phelps of the clibming world. Dave has not only shattered world records, but he has done so while climbing as a working guide with nonprofessional clients safely in tow. The 2015 Everest expedition he would lead came just one year after the notorious Khumbu Icefall avalanche claimed the lives of sixteen Sherpas. Dave and his team--sherpa sirdar Chhering Dorjee, assistant guide JJ Justman, base-camp manager Mark Tucker, and the eight clients who had trained for the privilege to attempt to summit with Dave Hahn--spent weeks trekking to Base Camp, riding out storms, and making reconnaissance runs while acclimating to the perilous altitutde and honing the techniques that would help keep them alive through the Icefall and the Death Zone. None of this could have prepared them for the earthquake that shook Everest and all of their lives on the morning of April 25, 2015. Shook tells the story of resilience, nerve, and survival on the deadliest day on Everest"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico, 2020.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780826361943
Characteristics: xii, 214 pages : maps, photographs ; 22 cm


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