Typescript of Opening Remarks for a Session on Alpine Voyeurism at the Banff Mountain Book Festival, November 8, 1997. Anatoli Boukreev.

Typescript of Opening Remarks for a Session on Alpine Voyeurism at the Banff Mountain Book Festival, November 8, 1997

1997.

Soft cover. Very Good. Four-page photocopied typescript of Boukreev's remarks, on 8.5 x 11 paper, stapled at one corner and folded once horizontally. Boukreev--whose book The Climb describes the events of the tragic 1996 Everest climbing season from his perspective as a guide for Mountain Madness--here questions the effect of media reporting on the climbing community. He concludes "If mountaineers are to play this media game, we must learn very quickly how it affects our concentration, how it takes our energy, and how it feeds our ambition to succeed. This is a personal responsibility and every sportsman must make choices about these questions." Less than two months after writing these words, Boukreev died in an avalanche on Annapurna.

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