£8.99. Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest by Beck Weathers. In the end, his near-death experience saved his marriage and he would write about his experience in Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0316854883 and 9780316854887. Both were apparent victims of particularly lethal years on Mount Everest, whic. By: Beck Weathers, Stephen G. Michaud . By page 99 out of page 340, Mr. Weathers is out of the mountains trying to cope with being back in civilization after going through lleh. Bibliography. Left for Dead (Movie Tie-in Edition): My Journey Home from Everest 320. by Beck Weathers, Stephen G. Michaud | Editorial Reviews. Don't get me wrong, I love to read books and watch TV program about Everest and the amazing people that decide to challenge the mountain, but this book just wasn't what I was expecting. But I was definitely not prepared for the randomness this book became. This became a new obsession, which he pursued by taking more dangerous routes. Both Beck Weathers and Lincoln Hall were left for dead just below the summit of Mount Everest, thought to be beyond all hope of rescue. And both books describe, as best as the authors are able to recollect and piece together, what it's like to "die" on Mount Everest and then get a second chance at life. Such was the case with “Left for Dead”. Left for dead : my journey home from Everest. ), approximately 3 decades ago. As is turned out, it just keeps getting better and better, eventually turning into a quality read that I would recommend to almost anyone. As others have said, after seeing the movie I was more interested in a first hand account (thus, my next book will be "Into Thin Air" ;) but this book spends way too much time on personal matters that I was not interested in. Like many others, when I began reading this book I thought it was going to be all about his experience in the Everest disaster but when I discovered it wasn't just that but also followed his personal shortcomings with depression and his failure to commit to his family fully I was a little taken aback. If you lose that focus, your body is a dead, worthless thing beneath you.”. From Aquila Books(Cameron Treleaven) ABAC (Calgary, AB, Canada) AbeBooks Seller Since October 8, 2001 Seller Rating. The author, a physician, started climbing mountains to fight depression, and, lost in a blizzard on Everest, he was in a deep hypothermic coma, saved by a rescue orchestrated by his estranged wife Peach Miraculously, he opened his eyes and laboriously made his way back to the camp, astonishing everyone. I always enjoy reading Everest books, especially while under the warmth of my covers in bed :-) I really enjoyed how the author, Beck Weathers, injected his humor throughout the book, I found myself snickering which I rarely do while reading a book......I enjoyed reading the perspective from his wife Peach as well.......it's amazing that she stayed with him. See also. The first 100 pages of this memoir are a detailed account of Weathers' journey up and down Everest and prove quite engaging. I am neither churchly nor a particularly spiritual person, but I can tell you that some force within me rejected death at the last moment and then guided me, blind and stumbling-- quite literally a dead man walking-- into camp and the shaky start of my return to life. Paperback. We were separated by language, by culture, by religion, by the entire breadth of this world, but bound together by a bond of common humanity. Other Formats. Left for Dead My Journey Home From Everest By BECK WEATHERS with STEPHEN G. MICHAUD Villard . Add | $7.50 Description; Details; Medium softcover, reprint, 250gms, 284 pages.
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