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Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 1-5 Summary

Beck Weathers
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Chapters 1-5 Summary and Analysis

In Left for Dead: My Journey Home From Everest by Beck Weathers, with Stephen G. Michaud, Beck recalled a miraculous survival after a disastrous expedition to summit Mount Everest. He wrote about the history that led up to the noteworthy climb, he covered his details from the climb itself as well as his rescue, and discussed the impact the experience made in his life and relationships.

Chapter 1, Part One, opens right in the heart of the action. It's May 10, 1996, and the main character and co-author of the book, Beck Weathers was trapped in the Death Zone in a blizzard on Mount Everest along with dozens of other climbers. He described how the storm came in bringing in overpowering winds and frigid temperatures that plummeted to 60 below zero Fahrenheit. Beck was descending the Triangle above Camp Four on the South Col approximately 30,000 below the...

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