The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest Setting & Symbolism

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 is the commercial climbing guide service started by Scott Fischer for which co-author Anatoli Boukreev works.

Everest Base Camp

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

South Col

This is a relatively flat section on Mt. Everest where the climbers establish the highest camp, Camp IV. It is on the South Col that the group of climbers becomes lost in the storm while trying to find the camp.

Camp IV

This is the highest camp on Everest from which the attempt for the summit is made and the returning point for climbers descending from the summit. It is near Camp IV that the...

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