|Birth: ||Jan. 16, 1958|
|Death: ||Dec. 25, 1997|
An accomplished mountain climber, Boukreev made several ascents of mountains such as Kangchenjunga, McKinley, Dhaulagiri, Makalu, Manasu, Lhotse and others.
Boukreev was a guide for Scott Fischer's Mountain Madness adventure company during the May 1996 Mount Everest disaster. Boukreev was criticized by author Jon Krakauer in his account of the disaster, Into Thin Air; Krakauer and others maintained that Boukreev should have used supplemental oxygen, and should not have descended before his clients. However, the American Alpine Club recognized Boukreev with the David Sowles Award for his rescue of Sandy Hill Pittman, Tim Madsen, and Charlotte Fox during the storm.
Boukreev died in an avalanche on Annapurna.
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Annapurna (mountain), Himalayas, Nepal
Created by: afraydknot
Record added: Feb 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47719289
I see that you died on one of those mountains that you loved so well. I'm sorry to lose you, as I feel I know you a little through reading about you, and your heroic efforts to rescue fellow climbers on that ill fated Everest climb. You were an intellig...(Read more)|
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I don't feel like you are dead. I can feel your spirit and your presence.Peace.|
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