Anatoli Boukreev

Anatoli Boukreev

was a Kazakhstani (USSR/Kazakhstan) climber who made ascents of seven of the 8,000 metre peaks without supplemental oxygen
Big mountains are a completely different world: snow, ice, rocks, sky, and thin air. You cannot conquer them, only rise to their height for a short time; and for that they demand a great deal. The struggle is not with the enemy, or a competitor like in sports, but with yourself, with the feelings of weakness and inadequacy. That struggle appeals to me. It is why I became a mountaineer.More Anatoli Boukreev quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Concerned that others were not coming onto the summit and because I had no radio link to those below me, I began to wonder if there were difficulties down the mountain. I made the decision to descend. More Anatoli Boukreev quotes [07/11/2011 10:07:03]
I see the psychology of this team, I see they respect me very much as a climber, not like last year - these people value what I bring to them.More Anatoli Boukreev quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People respected my experience, they hire me, they pay me what I am worth to coach their team.More Anatoli Boukreev quotes [07/11/2011 10:07:49]
I don't know what being an Everest guide means. I am a coach, not a guide.More Anatoli Boukreev quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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