On assignment for the Hartford Courant in 2004, Michael Kodas joined an expedition led by a couple who had summited the mountain more than a dozen times between them. As he moved up Everest, Kodas watched his expedition disintegrate in a mess of recriminations, thefts, lies and violence. At the same time, a sociopathic guide was leading a 69-year-old doctor to his death on the unforgiving slopes. The twin disasters led Kodas to delve into the commercialization of Mount Everest, and to discover that such experiences were becoming all too common.
Exploring the Appalachian Trail. A guidebook to hikes in Northern New England.
An Appalachian Adventure.
An illustrated book documenting a relay hike of the Appalachian Trail by journalists from the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Raleigh News and Observer, the Pittsburg Post Gazette, The Hartford Courant, and the Portland Press Telegram.
Michael’s current book looking at the global increase in wildfires is scheduled for publication by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2014.