The Next Everest: Surviving the Mountain's Deadliest Day and Finding the Resilience to Climb Again

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In 2015, an avalanche on Mt. Everest killed 18 people on the mountain—and Jim Davidson lived through it. The Next Everest is a dramatic account of his experience and his return to reach the summit.

  • Features

    • Davidson's background in geology and environmental science makes him uniquely qualified to explain why the seismic threats lurking beneath Nepal are even greater today
    • This story reveals how embracing change, challenge and uncertainty prepares anyone to face their "next Everest" in life

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    From the publisher:

    On April 25, 2015, Jim Davidson was climbing Mt. Everest when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake released avalanches all around him and his team, destroying their only escape route and trapping them at nearly 20,000 feet. It was the largest earthquake in Nepal in 81 years and killed about 8,900 people. That day also became the deadliest in the history of Everest, with 18 people losing their lives on the mountain.

    After spending 2 unsettling days stranded on Everest, Davidson's team was rescued by helicopter. The experience left him shaken, and despite his 33 years of climbing and serving as an expedition leader, he wasn’t sure that he would ever go back. But in the face of risk and uncertainty, he returned in 2017 and finally achieved his dream of reaching the summit.

    Suspenseful and engrossing, The Next Everest portrays the experience of living through the biggest disaster to ever hit the mountain.
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    9.6 x 6.4 x 1.4 inches


    Jim Davidson

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