Surviving alone and blind…on Mt. Everest!
Blind Descent by Brian Dickinson
/On May 15, 2011, former Navy Rescue Swimmer Brian Dickinson was descending alone from the summit of Mount Everest when he became snow blind. On a perfect day, Everest can be difficult to traverse. That is why most people climb with a group. But Dickinson’s Sherpa, Pasang, had become ill 1,000 feet from the summit and had to turn back.
Dickinson felt strong enough to continue and actually managed to reach the summit safely. After the usual picture taking his eyes began to swell shut. Now he has to get himself down from the peak without being able to see anything. He will have to make his way by feel alone down through the death zone above 8000 meters.
This is a story of survival. Dickinson manages to take the reader to the top of Everest and down again under the most impossible of circumstances. I found the adventure very interesting! Dickinson does an excellent job of grabbing the reader’s attention and holding it to the end!
I give the book five stars!
Quoth the Raven…