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  • Published: 31 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446474815
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

Death Zone




A gripping and terryfying account of the fatal mission to climb Everest in 1996. Perfect for fans of extreme sports books and mountaineering adventures, including the prize-winning book documentary, Touching the Void.

It seemed like any other season on Mount Everest. Ten expeditions from around the world were preparing for their summit push, gathered together to try for mountaineering's ultimate prize. Twenty-four hours later, eight of those climbers were dead, victims of the most devastating storm ever to hit Everest. On the North face of the mountain, a British expedition found itself in the thick of the drama. Against all odds, film-maker Matt Dickinson and professional climber Alan Hinkes managed to battle through hurricane-force winds to reach the summit. In Death Zone, Matt Dickinson describes the extraordinary event that put the disaster on the front cover of Time and Newsweek. The desperate attempts of teams on the southern side of the mountain, fatal errors that led to the deaths of three Indian climbers on the North Ridge and the moving story of Rob Hall, the New Zealand guide who stayed with his stricken client, and paid with his life. Based on interviews with the surviving climbers and the first-hand experience of having lived through the killer storm, this gripping non-fiction book tackles issues at the very heart of mountaineering. Death Zone is an extraordinary story of human triumph, folly and disaster.

  • Published: 31 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446474815
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the author

Matt Dickinson

Matt Dickinson is Chief Sports Correspondent for The Times, where he has worked for 17 years and covered five World Cups. He has won numerous awards including Sports Journalist of the Year. He has previously written books with David Beckham and Gary Neville but this is his first biography.

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