The Next Everest: Surviving the Mountains Deadliest Day and Finding the Resilience to Climb Again Audiobook, by Jim Davidson Play Audiobook Sample

The Next Everest: Surviving the Mountain's Deadliest Day and Finding the Resilience to Climb Again Audiobook

The Next Everest: Surviving the Mountains Deadliest Day and Finding the Resilience to Climb Again Audiobook, by Jim Davidson Play Audiobook Sample
FlexPass™ Price: $18.95
$9.95 for new members!(Includes UNLIMITED podcast listening) Add to Cart learn more
Regular Price: $26.99 Add to Cart
Read By: Jim Davidson, Tim Campbell Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.25 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781250789976

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:


Longest Chapter Length:

26:46 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

11 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

14:47 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:


Other Audiobooks Written by Jim Davidson: > View All...

Publisher Description

This program includes excerpts read by the author. One of Atlas & Boots' Top 10 Adventure Travel Books of 2021 A dramatic account of the deadly earthquake on Everest—and a return to reach the summit. On April 25, 2015, Jim Davidson was climbing Mount Everest when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake released avalanches all around him and his team, destroying their only escape route and trapping them at nearly 20,000 feet. It was the largest earthquake in Nepal in eighty-one years and killed about 8,900 people. That day also became the deadliest in the history of Everest, with eighteen people losing their lives on the mountain. After spending two unsettling days stranded on Everest, Davidson's team was rescued by helicopter. The experience left him shaken, and despite his thirty-three years of climbing and serving as an expedition leader, he wasn’t sure that he would ever go back. But in the face of risk and uncertainty, he returned in 2017 and finally achieved his dream of reaching the summit. Suspenseful and engrossing, The Next Everest portrays the experience of living through the biggest disaster to ever hit the mountain. Davidson's background in geology and environmental science makes him uniquely qualified to explain how this natural disaster unfolded and why the seismic threats lurking beneath Nepal are even greater today. But this story is not about “conquering” the world’s highest peak. Instead, it reveals how embracing change, challenge, and uncertainty prepares anyone to face their “next Everest” in life. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press "Among all outdoor pursuits, climbing mountains offers the purest, most direct challenge. Jim Davidson weaves his experiences with avalanches, crevasse falls, earthquakes, altitude, frostbite, and other Himalayan hazards into an exciting, sometimes somber introspective narrative, describing not just how he survives climbing the highest mountains in the world, but more importantly, why he must go again and again."--Roman Dial, author of The Adventurer’s Son

Download and start listening now!

The Next Everest Listener Reviews

Be the first to write a review about this audiobook!

About Jim Davidson

Jim Davidson is coauthor with Kevin Vaughan of The Ledge which was one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2011, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award in Outdoor Literature (2012), and finalist at the Banff Mountain Book Competition in Canada. This amazing survival story is also featured in the “Killer Crevasse” episode of the television show I Shouldn’t Be Alive. Jim is a climber and international speaker who shares lessons distilled from a lifetime of mountain adventures. He has scaled peaks across the United States and been on high-altitude expeditions to Alaska, Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nepal, and Tibet. Jim has summited the sixth highest peak in the world, Cho Oyu at 26,906 feet. He has volunteered for several difficult mountain rescues, for which the National Park Service has commended him and his teammates twice. As a mountain climber and expedition leader for thirty years, Jim is an expert in resilience. Prior to being a professional speaker and adventure writer, Jim worked as an environmental geologist for twenty-two years.

About Tim Campbell

Tim Campbell, winner of AudioFile Earphones Awards, is a narrator and actor based in Los Angeles, California. He studied at the University of California and earned a BA in music and theater and a certification from the prestigious Great Books program at Pepperdine University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is also a classically trained singer and performs regularly with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Opera Chorus, as well as on studio soundtracks for film and television.