Commonwealth National Podcast

Lincoln Hall, Mountain Climber (5/20/2008)

Duration: 
1:03:36

Lincoln Hall, Mountain Climber; Author, Dead Lucky
In Conversation with Orli Cotel Producer, Sierra Club Radio

Dead Lucky is the amazing story of Australian mountain climber Lincoln Hall’s rescue near the summit of Mount Everest, where he had been left for dead by the other members of his expedition. Lincoln Hall likes to say that on the evening of May 25, 2006, he died on Everest. And Hall, in fact, was pronounced dead, after collapsing from altitude sickness. Early the next morning, however, an American guide, climbing with two clients and a Sherpa, was startled to find Hall, sitting cross-legged on the summit ridge just staring at them. As featured in the Emmy-nominated Dateline NBC documentary “Miracle on Mount Everest,” Dead Lucky is Lincoln Hall’s account of this miraculous night atop Everest and the days and nights that led up to and followed this fascinating expedition. Hall’s story is inspiring on many levels.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on May 20, 2008.