Yesterday, when I was out on my last moment shopping for Mt.Kinabalu, I came across this book in the store and immediately bought it with no second thoughts. The book is written by Dr.Beck Weathers about his life's deadly experience on one particular day.
So who is this Beck Weathers and what is he talking about?
May 10, 1996. A 11 member team was on its expedition to the roof of the world, Mt.Everest. When they're at around 26,000 ft high, suddenly a storm appears before them from nowhere, blinding their eyes with complete white all around and pushing the temperature down to -60 degree in less than few minutes. This is the worst day in the history of Mt. Everest. 8 persons were killed and 2 were rescued. One person was ignored by the rescue team as he was almost dead with no respiration. But that man woke up from the 'koma' and made himself down to the camp alone. And he has survived. And he is Beck Weathers.