Objects & Places from The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest

Anatoli Boukreev
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Mt. Everest

This is the highest peak on earth, located in the Himalayas between Nepal and Tibet. It is the main setting for The Climb.

Mountain Madness

This commercial climbing guide service was started by Scott Fischer, for which co-author Anatoli Boukreev works.

Everest Base Camp

This main base of support for climbing expeditions is like a small tent city, where each expedition maintains operations.

South Col

This is where the group of climbers became lost in the storm while trying to find the camp.

Camp IV

This highest camp on the mountain is where an attempt for the summit begins and is the returning point for climbers descending from the summit.

Hilary Step

This steep section of rock rises in the path to the summit. On the day of the summit, climbers became backed up at this spot, creating crucial time delays.

South Summit

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