《黑暗之峰:珠穆朗玛峰最具争议赛季的真实故事》（Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest’s Most Controversial Season ），(2008)，Nick Heil著。作为经验丰富的登山者和《户外》杂志的前编辑，Heil高度关注2006年珠峰攀登季，当时有11人死亡，是有记录以来伤亡最多的一季。遇难者中包括David Sharp，当40名登山者从他身边跋涉而过时，他已奄奄一息。另一位是Lincoln Hall，他先是被留下等死，后来又被发现还活着。凭借调查记者的务实和登山运动员的专业性，Heil深入探讨了两个人的命运，以及高海拔登山商业化后出现的问题。
简介：The inside story of the deadly 2006 climbing season on Everest
On May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit. A week later, Lincoln Hall, a seasoned Australian climber, was left for dead near the same spot. Hall's death was reported around the world, but the next day he was found alive after spending the night on the upper mountain with no food and no shelter.
If David Sharp's death was shocking, it was hardly singular: despite unusually good weather, ten others died attempting to reach the summit that year. In this meticulous inquiry into what went wrong, Nick Heil tells the full story of the deadliest year on Everest since the infamous season of 1996. He introduces Russell Brice, the commercial operator who has done more than anyone to provide access to the summit via the mountain's north side—and who some believe was partly accountable for Sharp's death. As more climbers attempt the summit each year, Heil shows how increasingly risky expeditions and unscrupulous outfitters threaten to turn Everest into a deadly circus.