‘Icefall’ by John All
Maybe you remember All from an 11-minute YouTube video in which he films his own escape from a 70-foot crevasse on Everest in 2014. In Icefall, the scientist elaborates on other scary run-ins from his travels studying the changing climate, from avalanches to snakes. But yes, reading about that crevasse fall is a highlight, especially since All lets us in on parts of the escape he didn’t capture on camera—considering he climbed out with 15 broken bones, we can't blame him for not filming the whole thing.
- John All is the director of Western's Mountain Environments Research Institute and a faculty member in the Environmental Science department.