Left for Dead by Beck Weathers
My Journey Home from Everest

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As featured in the upcoming motion picture Everest, starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, and Jake Gyllenhaal
 
“I can tell you that some force within me rejected death at the last moment and then guided me, blind and stumbling—quite literally a dead man walking—into camp and the shaky start of my return to life.”
 
In 1996 Beck Weathers and a climbing team pushed toward the summit of Mount Everest. Then a storm exploded on the mountain, ripping the team to shreds, forcing brave men to scratch and crawl for their lives. Rescuers who reached Weathers saw that he was dying, and left him. Twelve hours later, the inexplicable occurred. Weathers appeared, blinded, gloveless, and caked with ice—walking down the mountain. In this powerful memoir, now featuring a new Preface, Weathers describes not only his escape from hypothermia and the murderous storm that killed eight climbers, but the journey of his life. This is the story of a man’s route to a dangerous sport and a fateful expedition, as well as the road of recovery he has traveled since; of survival in the face of certain death, the reclaiming of a family and a life; and of the most extraordinary adventure of all: finding the courage to say yes when life offers us a second chance.
 
Praise for Left for Dead
 
“Riveting . . . [a] remarkable survival story . . . Left for Dead takes a long, critical look at climbing: Weathers is particularly candid about how the demanding sport altered and strained his relationships.”—USA Today
 
“Ultimately, this engrossing tale depicts the difficulty of a man’s struggle to reform his life.”—Publishers Weekly


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About Beck Weathers

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Beck Weathers has become a much-sought-after speaker before professional, corporate and academic audiences. He lives with his family in Dallas, where he also practices medicine.Stephen G. Michaud is the author or co-author of nine books, including The Evil That Men Do and The Only Living Witness. His website is www. stephenmichaud.com.
 
Published September 21, 2000 by Bantam. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Business & Economics, Literature & Fiction, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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A survivor of the disastrous Mt. Everest expedition described in Jon Krakauer's bestseller Into Thin Air, Weathers is the climber many readers will remember from searing media photos of a man with hea

Apr 03 2000 | Read Full Review of Left for Dead: My Journey Hom...

Deseret News

One mountaineer, Beck Weathers, initially feared dead, somehow managed to revive from a hypothermic coma and stagger back to one of the camps and be rescued.

May 19 2000 | Read Full Review of Left for Dead: My Journey Hom...

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