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.
Matt Dickinson is a British film-maker and writer who is best known for his documentary work for Discovery Channel, National Geographic and the BBC. In 1996, Dickinson became the first British film-maker to film from the top of Mount Everest and return alive. His documentary film about this ill-fated expedition, Summit Fever, has been critically acclaimed worldwide. He has written a number of mountaineering books and made many adventure and nature documentaries.
"Dickinson's book reads like a thriller, pacy and exciting, [...] a real page turner" * The Guardian *
"A gripping account of filming - and surviving - in the death zone" * Mail on Sunday *
"Takes off like an F-16...After the first chapter I was starving for more and had trouble putting the book down" * Wanderlust *