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The Resource Left for dead : my journey home from Everest, Beck Weathers with Stephen G. Michaud

Left for dead : my journey home from Everest, Beck Weathers with Stephen G. Michaud

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Left for dead : my journey home from Everest
Title
Left for dead
Title remainder
my journey home from Everest
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Beck Weathers with Stephen G. Michaud
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Language
eng
Summary
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. On May 10, 1996, nine climbers perished in a blizzard high on Mount Everest, the single deadliest day ever on the peak. The following day, one of those victims was given a second chance. His name was Beck Weathers. The tale of Dr. Seaborn Beck Weathers's miraculous awakening from a deep hypothermic coma was widely reported. But the hidden story of what led the pathologist to Everest in the first place, and his painful recovery after his dramatic rescue, has not been told until now. Brilliant and gregarious, Weathers discovered in his thirties that mountain climbing helped him cope with the black dog of depression that had shadowed him since college. But the self-prescribed therapy came at a steep cost: estrangement from his wife, Peach, and their two children. By the time he embarked for Everest, his home life had all but disintegrated. Yet when he was reported dead after lying exposed on the mountain for eighteen hours in subzero weather, it was Peach who orchestrated the daring rescue that brought her husband home. Only then, facing months of surgery and the loss of his hands, did Beck Weathers also begin to face himself, his family, his past and uncertain future. Told in Beck Weathers's inimitably direct and engaging voice?with frequent commentary from Peach, their family, their friends and others involved in this unique journey?Left for Dead shows how one man's drive to conquer the most daunting physical challenges ultimately forced him to confront greater challenges within himself. Framed by breathtaking accounts of his near death and resurrection, and of his slow and agonizing physical and emotional recovery, Left for Dead offers a fascinating look at the seductive danger of extreme sports, as in rapid succession a seemingly unstoppable Weathers attacks McKinley, Elbrus, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro?before fate stops him cold, high in the Death Zone of the world's tallest peak. Full of deep insight and warm humor, Left for Dead tells the story of a man, a marriage and a family that survived the unsurvivable. Candid and uncompromising, it is a deeply compelling saga of crisis and change, and of the abiding power of love and family?a story few readers will soon forget
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digitized
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weathers, Beck
Dewey number
  • 796.52/2/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV199.92.W42
LC item number
A3 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
NLM call number
GV 199.92 .W42
NLM item number
A 2000
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Michaud, Stephen G.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weathers, Beck
  • Weathers, Beck
  • Mountaineers
  • Mountaineering
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Sports
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / History
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / Sports
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountaineers
  • Asia
  • United States
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Left for dead : my journey home from Everest, Beck Weathers with Stephen G. Michaud
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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ocn237809847
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780375505881
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14B80FE5-C9B0-409F-A706-35B63591782E
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Left for dead : my journey home from Everest, Beck Weathers with Stephen G. Michaud
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn237809847
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780375505881
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14B80FE5-C9B0-409F-A706-35B63591782E
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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