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Feb 21, 2008
Anyone read the new book 'High Crimes' by Michael Kodas yet?

Has some very interesting insights into current problems with guiding, clients, and high altitude climbing.

I just finished last week and highly recommend it.
Doug Davis
From NY, NY
Joined Feb 18, 2008
5 points
Oct 30, 2009
hey i read it and didn't know about this thread so i posted one asking the same thing

I enjoyed the book a lot and give the author a lot of credit for writing it....i am sure he received a lot of criticism for it.

very enlightening as to some of the things that actually occur on the mountains...kinda scary actually

you end up asking yourself...who could you trust?
Francisco Di Poi
From Boulder, CO
Joined Sep 11, 2009
26 points
Jan 15, 2010
Yup. I thought it was an excellent book. The author clearly had an axe to grind, but rightfully so. Books like this have made me less interested in whether or not a climber made the summit and much more interested in how the climber conducted him/herself. After reading "High Crimes", I have no respect for GD, even though he has summitted Everest nine times. Sam Page
From Orange County, CA
Joined Jun 12, 2006
21 points
Jan 15, 2010
Another thumbs up here. It definitely makes you pretty skeptical of people who ask for donations for their expeditions. Mike's account of the climb is pretty tame compared to what some of the other participants had to say after they returned. I'm sure he had a lawyer looking hard over the manuscript to keep him from getting sued. But there are a lot of GD stories besides the ones he tells. John Peterson
Joined Apr 1, 2002
4,722 points
Jan 15, 2010
I also recommend this book. I agree with the post's above as well. You would think that climbing is supposed to be the hard part of going to Everest. I can't imagine how much BS goes around at base camp, trying to get the real story seems harder than actually climbing.

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Joined Jun 24, 2008
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