Above the Clouds: The Diaries of a High-Altitude Mountaineer by Anatoli Boukreev

By Anatoli Boukreev

Contributor note: Galen A. Rowell (Foreword)
Publish yr note: First released 2001
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When Anatoli Boukreev died at the slopes of Annapurna on Christmas day, 1997, the realm misplaced one of many maximum adventurers of our time.

In Above the Clouds, either the guy and his very good climbs on Mt. McKinley, K2, Makalu, Manaslu, and Everest-including his diary entries at the notorious 1996 catastrophe, written almost immediately after his return-are immortalized. There are also minute technical information about the ability of hiking, in addition to own reflections on what existence ability to anyone who hazards it each day. absolutely illustrated with wonderful colour pictures, Above the Clouds is a special and breathtaking examine the realm from its such a lot distant peaks.

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Drawing one at random and casting it out forms an illusion with audial and visual components, which lasts until it is dispelled. The illusory creature will not go more than 30' from the card, but it will otherwise move and act as if it were real. When the illusion is dispelled, the card becomes blank and cannot be used again. If it is picked up, the illusion is automatically and instantly dispelled. The cards are: JOKER — Illusion of the Deck’s Owner JOKER — Illusion of the Deck’s Owner A — Red Dragon 10 Cloud Giant 10 Fire Giant A — Beholder A — Lich 10 Frost Giant 10 Ettin A — Iron Golem K — Fighter and 4 Guards 9 Hill Giant K — Magic-user and 1 Apprentice 8 Ogre Mage K — Cleric and 2 Underpriests 9 Troll K — Thief and 3 Cohorts 9 Ogre Q — Succubus 8 Bugbear Q — Night Hag 8 Gnoll 8 Hobgoblin Q — Medusa Q — Erinyes 8 Orc 2 Goblin J — Druid J — Assassin 2 Kobold 2 Goblin J — Monk 2 Kobold J — Bard Cards can differ or be missing.

When the illusion is dispelled, the card becomes blank and cannot be used again. If it is picked up, the illusion is automatically and instantly dispelled. The cards are: JOKER — Illusion of the Deck’s Owner JOKER — Illusion of the Deck’s Owner A — Red Dragon 10 Cloud Giant 10 Fire Giant A — Beholder A — Lich 10 Frost Giant 10 Ettin A — Iron Golem K — Fighter and 4 Guards 9 Hill Giant K — Magic-user and 1 Apprentice 8 Ogre Mage K — Cleric and 2 Underpriests 9 Troll K — Thief and 3 Cohorts 9 Ogre Q — Succubus 8 Bugbear Q — Night Hag 8 Gnoll 8 Hobgoblin Q — Medusa Q — Erinyes 8 Orc 2 Goblin J — Druid J — Assassin 2 Kobold 2 Goblin J — Monk 2 Kobold J — Bard Cards can differ or be missing.

DMs are play them as if they were real creatures). XP Value: 1,500 Hat of Disguise: This normal-appearing chappeau contains a powerful enchantment which allows its wearer to alter his or her appearance as follows: Height: +/- 25% of actual height Weight: +/- 50% of actual weight Sex: Male or female Hair: Any color Eyes: Any color Complexion: Any color Facial Features: Highly mutable Thus, the wearer could appear as a comely woman, a half-orc, or possibly even a gnome. If the hat is removed, the dweomer is instantly dispelled as far as the disguise is concerned.

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