Dead Lucky: Life after Death on Mount Everest

Dead Lucky: Life after Death on Mount Everest

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ISBN-13: 9781585427192
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/14/2009
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 548,658
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.89(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lincoln Hall is one of Australia's best known mountaineers, with a climbing career that spans three decades, most notably in the Himalaya, Antarctica and the Andes. He had a key role in the first Australian ascent of Mount Everest in 1984, and his account of that expedition, White Limbo, became a bestseller. Hall's second book was The Loneliest Mountain, the story of a journey to Antarctica in a small yacht and the first ascent of Mount Minto. His only published work of fiction is Blood on the Lotus, an historical novel set in Nepal and Tibet. Fear No Boundary is Hall's biography of his friend Sue Fear, who died mountaineering in the Himalaya while Hall was on Mount Everest in 2006. He has worked as a trekking guide, has edited adventure magazines, and is a director of the Australian Himalayan Foundation. Hall was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1987 for his services to mountaineering. He lives with his wife, Barbara Scanlan, and their two teenage sons, Dylan and Dorje, in Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales.

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Dead Lucky: Life after Death on Mount Everest 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If your going to write a suvival book then do it. It bounces all over the place, home, family, past climbs, future climbs, religion, what to eat, meditation.
DarkRavenDH More than 1 year ago
Survival in “The Dead Zone” In 2006, Lincoln Hall summated Mount Everest. It was almost the last thing he did. Descending from the summit, Hall suffered a bout with altitude sickness. Cerebral Edema is very deadly, and many die from its effects. At that altitude, it is difficult to rescue someone who is dead weight. Unable to continue down the mountain, he was left for dead above 8000 meters. During that night efforts were made to recue Hall, but rescuers were forced to turn back due to darkness, lack of bottled oxygen, and snow-blindness. However, the next morning he was found alive and lucid. Still in danger, he was taken down the mountain, being able to move on his own. Later he would make a full recovery. The controversial death of David Sharp not long before Hall’s rescue is a dark shadow over the 2006 Everest climbing season. It has been pointed out that while Hall was able to assist with his own rescue, Sharp was conscious, but largely unresponsive. The controversy is over the fact that almost forty people passed by David Sharp and no one abandoned their summit quest to help the stricken climber. After all, the people who ended up rescuing Lincoln Hall abandoned their summit bid to help him down the mountain. Had someone done that for Sharp, would it have saved him? Nobody will ever know. The story is told by the one person who knew what it was like to be left for dead and have to survive above 8000 meters for 12 hours, Lincoln Hall himself. He details his thoughts, his suffering, and his gratitude at surviving. He tells his readers what drives a man to climb, risking everything to stand atop the highest mountains. Through it all, he holds the reader spellbound. I give this book five stars! Quoth the Raven…
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