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After the Wind: Tragedy on Everest-One Survivor's Story
After the Wind: Tragedy on Everest-One Survivor's Story | Lou Kasischke
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Near the top of Mount Everest, on 10 May 1996, eight climbers died. It was the worst tragedy in the mountain's history. Lou Kasischke was there. After the Wind tells the harrowing story of what went wrong, as it has never been told before - including why the climbers were so desperately out of time as the rogue storm struck. His personal story, captured in the title AFTER THE WIND, tells about the intense moments near the top. These moments also revealed the love story that saved his life. In the spring of 1996, Lou Kasischke joined renowned climber Rob Hall's Mount Everest expedition. When he said goodbye to his wife, Sandy, he knew he faced major physical and mental challenges against rock, snow, ice, avalanches, and extreme high altitude to climb the highest mountain in the world.
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Suet624
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If you want to get over a book hangover, read this. The author is not a professional writer, but he sure writes well enough to keep you wanting to read what he has to say. He was on the 1996 Everest climb in which many of his group died. I‘ve read 3 books about this climb and this one describes in great detail what it was like. He doesn‘t shy away from placing blame and he is very clear about what saved him. Now I have another book hangover.

peaKnit Thank you for the review, I love Everest memoirs, they are often so tragic but inspiring. 14mo
Suet624 @peaknit have you read this one? 14mo
Cinfhen I also love Everest memoirs @peaknit @Suet624 will definitely be looking for this one 😃I just read this Everest memoir (not about the deadly climb of 96) 14mo
peaKnit I have not read this one. But read Into Thin Air. I also enjoyed - on audio (edited) 14mo
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Suet624
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I appreciate the drawings that are scattered throughout the telling of this story by a survivor of the 1996 tragedy on Everest. They give you a moment to reflect on what‘s taking place in the narrative. I‘ve read a number of books about this event and I‘m really appreciating this author‘s perspective. This drawing shows the choke point where too many climbers sat and waited for hours unnecessarily for ropes to be attached to the surface.

Bookwormjillk I liked this one too. 14mo
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Bookwormjillk
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There have been so many books about the 1996 Everest disaster, but I‘ll never get tired of them. This one is a worthwhile addition to my collection. #ReadingAsia #Nepal

MsMelissa I can‘t get enough of Everest books either! 3y
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AmandaFields
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This story grew on me after a while. It is about a man who climbed Mt Everest in 1996 and was one of only three on his climbing team to survive. If you like adventure stories, sports memoirs, or Christian memoirs this is a good pick. I normally wouldn't pick up this kind of story, but I read it for my library's book group 🏔

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Eggs
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Everest-can't get enough

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