After the Wind: Tragedy on Everest-One Survivor’s Story


Near the top of Mount Everest, on 10 May 1996, eight climbers died. It was the worst tragedy in the mountain’s history. Lou Kasischke was there. After the Wind tells the harrowing story of what went wrong, as it has never been told before – including why the climbers were so desperately out of time as the rogue storm struck. His personal story, captured in the title AFTER THE WIND, tells about the intense moments near the top. These moments also revealed the love story that saved his life. In the spring of 1996, Lou Kasischke joined renowned climber Rob Hall’s Mount Everest expedition. When he said goodbye to his wife, Sandy, he knew he faced major physical and mental challenges against rock, snow, ice, avalanches, and extreme high altitude to climb the highest mountain in the world.


  • Paperback: 317 pages
  • Publisher: Good Hart Publishing (Oct. 8 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1940877032
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940877037
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g


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