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On the night table: Signy Gerrard

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Signy Gerrard

Manager, marketing and communications, Downtown Winnipeg BIZ

"I'm revisiting an old favourite right now -- after the recent tragedy on Mount Everest, I picked Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of The Mt. Everest Disaster off my shelf again. It's a first-hand account from writer Jon Krakauer of a 1996 storm on Everest that caused the greatest loss of life in Everest's history -- until last month. Through his eyes, you travel with a group of climbers step by step towards the summit on a journey that goes horrifyingly wrong. No matter how familiar the story is to me, I can't finish it without going through the emotional wringer."

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 10, 2014 G8

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Updated on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 8:52 AM CDT: Tweaks formatting.

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