Alive in the Death Zone
Mount Everest SurvivalAuthor: Lincoln Hall
Imprint: Random House
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Lincoln Hall's story of climbing the world's highest mountain, being left for dead near the summit and his subsequent return to life and safety, is an incredible and exciting adventure that will inspire anyone who reads it. It's a story of survival against all odds using sheer willpower, courage and determination.
Early chapters give young readers an insight into why people climb mountains, Lincoln's early interest in them and the influences that led to his passion for climbing and his quest to climb the world's highest peak. It will then focus on the 2006 expedition when Lincoln reached the summit but was left for dead because he suffered cerebral oedema when he began his descent. Miraculously, after spending a perilous night on a knife-edge crest in the Death Zone, he was found the next morning and began the descent, only to be confronted with more dangers before he reached safety. Unbeknown to Lincoln, the world, including his family, had been told he was dead, and the miraculous story of his survival made worldwide headline news.
Frostbite claimed Lincoln's fingers and toes and he lost nearly twenty kilograms but his remarkable recovery and rehabilitation enabled him to write the bestselling book Dead Lucky.
AwardsAward: Winner, Children's Book of the Year Awards Year: 2009 Prize: Eve Pownall Award
Award: NSW Premier's literary award
Classifications:Prize Winning Australian, Prize Winning Children's Books, Prize Winning, Set in Antarctica or another cold place
Category:Children's Children's Non Fiction