Everest Inc Boek over Mount Everest

Will Cockrell Everest, Inc. boek over Mount Everest recensie en informatie over de inhoud van het boek. Op 16 april 2024 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Gallery Books dit Engelstalige boek over gidsen en bergbeklimmers die aan het begin stonden van de industrie van de beklimming van de Mount Everest. Hier lees je informatie over de inhoud van het boek, de auteur en over de uitgave. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Will Cockrell Everest, Inc. boek over Mount Everest recensie

Als er in de media een boekbespreking of recensie verschijnt, van Everest, Inc. het boek over de Mount Everest van de Amerikaanse schrijver Will Cockrell, dan besteden we er op deze pagina aandacht aan.

  • “There are more worlds at the top of the world than most of us know. The Everest guiding industry has a strange, gnarled history and Will Cockrell has turned it into a fair-minded, engrossing tale. It’s a book full of unforgettable characters in a spectacular setting that’s both physically and morally treacherous.” (William Finnegan, staff writer at the New Yorker)
  • “Cockrell chronicles the simultaneous democratization and commercialization of high adventure in his deeply researched debut account of the guided climbing industry on Mt. Everest . . . a sure-footed, and at times riveting, history of Everest. Fans of mountaineering adventures will want to add this to their shelf.” (Publishers Weekly)
  • “The book captures the personalities of the early pioneering guides, the triumphs and tragedies that unfolded as the industry grew, and the differing viewpoints on how the business of guiding on Everest has and should evolve. Cockrell draws on interviews with all the leading characters of the Everest guiding industry, from Conrad Anker to the late David Breashears, and climbing icons such as filmmaker Jimmy Chin and Patagonia-founder Yvonne Chouinard.” (Boston Globe)

Will Cockrell Everest Inc boek over Mount Everest

Everest, Inc.

The Renegades and Rogues Who Built an Industry at the Top of the World

  • Auteur: Will Cockrell (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: geschiedenisboek, non-fictie
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Gallery Books
  • Verschijnt: 16 april 2024
  • Omvang: 352 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / ebook / luisterboek
  • Prijs: $29.99 / $14.99 / $23.99
  • Boek bestellen bij: Amazon / Bol

Flaptekst van het boek over de bergbeklimmers op Mount Everest

Featuring original interviews with mountain guides and climbers—including Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker—this vivid and authoritative adventure history chronicles one of the least likely industries on Earth: guided climbing on Mount Everest.

Anyone who has read Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air or has seen a recent photo of climbers standing in line to get to the top of Everest may think they have the mountain pretty well figured out. It’s an extreme landscape where bad weather and incredible altitude can occasionally kill, but more so an overcrowded, trashed-out recreation destination where rich clients pad their egos—and social media feeds—while exploiting local Sherpas.

There’s some truth to these clichés, but they’re a sliver of the storyUnlike any book to date, Everest, Inc. gets to the heart of the mountain through the definitive story of its greatest invention: the Himalayan guiding industry. It all began in the 1980s with a few boot-strapping entrepreneurs who paired raw courage and naked ambition with a new style of expedition planning. Many of them are still living and climbing today, and as a result of their astonishing success, ninety percent of the people now on Everest are clients or employees of guided expeditions.

Studded with quotes from original interviews with more than a hundred western and Sherpa climbers, clients, writers, filmmakers, and even a Hollywood actor, Everest, Inc. foregrounds the voices of the people who have made the mountain what it is today. And while there is plenty of high-altitude drama in unpacking the last forty years of Everest tragedy and triumph, it ultimately transcends stereotypes and tells the uplifting counternarrative of the army of journeymen and women who have made people’s dreams come true, and of the Nepalis who are pushing the industry into the future.

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