Dark Summit by Nick Heil is the true story of one of the most controversial and deadliest climbing seasons on Mount Everest.
What caused the deaths? Were there too many inexperienced climbers given access? Were safety procedures not followed? Or could it be that climbers surpassed those in need of help, to instead continue their climb to the summit, putting their own goals and dreams above the life of another human being?
Without finger pointing, the author, Nick Heil, recounts the events of that 2006 season as they took place. You decide what lessons are to be learned.