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Everest The Cruel Way

Author : Joe Tasker
ISBN : 9781906148744
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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On 30 January 1981 Joe Tasker and Ade Burgess stood at 24,000 feet on the west ridge of Mount Everest. Below them were their companions, some exhausted, some crippled by illness, all virtually incapacitated. Further progress seemed impossible. Everest the Cruel Way is Joe Tasker's story of an attempt to climb the highest mountain on earth - an attempt which pushed a group of Britain's finest mountaineers to their limits. The goal had been to climb Mount Everest at its hardest: via the infamous west ridge, without supplementary oxygen and in winter. Tasker's epic account vividly describes experiences which no climber had previously endured. Close up and personal, it is a gripping account of day to day life on expedition and of the struggle to live at high altitude. Joe Tasker was one of Britain's best mountaineers. He was a pioneer of lightweight, Alpine-style climbing in the Greater Ranges and had a special talent for writing. He died, along with his friend Peter Boardman, high on Everest in 1982 while attempting a new and unclimbed line. Both men were superb mountaineers and talented writers.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Mammoth Book Of Everest

Author : Jon E. Lewis
ISBN : 9781472120199
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This selection of the very best writing on Everest begins with the first attempts and continues, via Mallory's failed bid and Hillary and Tenzing's triumph, to the disasters of recent years. It features 35 white-knuckle accounts of climbing on the world's highest mountain, with all the tragedy and triumph of humankind's striving for the top of the world, by those who know the 'Death Zone' best - the climbers themselves. But this is much more than just the best of exhilarating first-hand accounts of climbing on Everest. It includes the full history of the conquest of Everest, and provides an evocative portrait of the cruel, natural beauty of Chomolungma, 'The Mother Goddess of the World'.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Mountaineering Literature

Author : Jill Neate
ISBN : 0938567047
Genre : History
File Size : 27.25 MB
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Long established as a standard reference work worldwide, this is a thorough bibliography of all mountaineering books that are of practical use to climbers or for reading pleasure or historical interest. Documenting more than 2000 books of mountaineering literature, it also includes nearly 900 climber's guidebooks, a sampling of more than 400 works of mountaineering fiction, plus journals and bibliographies.
Category: History

The Mammoth Book Of How It Happened Everest

Author : Jon E. Lewis
ISBN : 9781780337272
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Begining with the 1921 attempt on the summit of Everest through to the disasters of the 1990s, this work features 30 white-knuckle accounts of climbing endeavour on the world's highest mountain, with all the tragedy and triumph of humankind's striving for the top of the world, by those who know the "Death Zone" best - the climbers of Everest themselves. Yet this is more than a cherry-picking of great true and exhilarating memoirs of Everest. Included are the history of the conquest of Everest, and all the natural and cruel beauty of Chomolungma "The Mother Goddess of the World".
Category: Sports & Recreation

Unjustifiable Risk

Author : Simon Thompson
ISBN : 9781849656993
Genre : Travel
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To the impartial observer Britain does not appear to have any mountains. Yet the British invented the sport of mountain climbing and for two periods in history British climbers led the world in the pursuit of this beautiful and dangerous obsession. Unjustifiable Risk is the story of the social, economic and cultural conditions that gave rise to the sport, and the achievements and motives of the scientists and poets, parsons and anarchists, villains and judges, ascetics and drunks that have shaped its development over the past two hundred years. The history of climbing inevitably reflects the wider changes that have occurred in British society, including class, gender, nationalism and war, but the sport has also contributed to changing social attitudes to nature and beauty, heroism and death. Over the years, increasing wealth, leisure and mobility have gradually transformed climbing from an activity undertaken by an eccentric and privileged minority into a sub-division of the leisure and tourist industry, while competition, improved technology and information, and increasing specialisation have helped to create climbs of unimaginable difficulty at the leading edge of the sport. But while much has changed, even more has remained the same. Today's climbers would be instantly recognisable to their Victorian predecessors, with their desire to escape from the crowded complexity of urban society and willingness to take "unjustifiable" risk in pursuit of beauty, adventure and self-fulfilment. Unjustifiable Risk was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker prize in 2011.
Category: Travel

Coronation Everest

Author : Jan Morris
ISBN : 9780571266029
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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'Exquisite, powerful . . . I can think of no better way of commemorating British exploration's culminating triumph.' Simon Winchester? Coronation Everest offers a breathtakingly intimate evocation of the most famous of all mountaineering exploits - and of perhaps the last great old-fashioned Fleet Street scoop. 'It was Morris who broke the news that a British-led expedition had conquered Mount Everest the day before the Queen's coronation in 1953 . . . Allied to physical courage in getting down the mountain and a dogged resourcefulness in getting the news home, Morris scooped the world and was launched on one of the most remarkable literary careers in the second half of the twentieth century.' Guardian Jan Morris's collection of travel writing and reportage spans over five decades and includes such titles as Venice, Coronation Everest, Hong Kong, Spain, Manhattan '45, A Writer's World and the Pax Britannica Trilogy. Hav, her novel, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
Category: Sports & Recreation


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ISBN : PSU:000063833522
Genre : Sports
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The journal of sport literature.
Category: Sports


Author : George Band
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026554167
Genre : Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
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Published in association with the Royal Geographic Society, Alpine Club and Everest Foundation, this is the official publication celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest in 1953. It puts the first successful ascent into context - detailing the adventures and deaths on the north face pre World War II and the planning after the war that was nearly curtailed by a Swiss expedition in 1952. Written by a member of the original Hunt team - George Band (who went on to climb the lower but much harder peak Kangchenjunga) - the book contains details, photographs and material donated by team members and the RGS.
Category: Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)

Everest Exposed

Author : George Band
ISBN : 0007194617
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This is the riveting story of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953, of the early failed attempts that made it possible, and of the successful expeditions that followed. Led by John Hunt, the first expedition team included George Band, the author of this inspiring account. Published in association with the Mount Everest Foundation, the Alpine Club, and the Royal Geographical society, Band’s account is a tribute to the courage and bravery of those who have attempted to climb the world’s highest mountain.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Everest Grand Circle

Author : Ned Gillette
ISBN : UOM:39015010734641
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Category: Sports & Recreation

The Annual Obituary

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ISBN : UOM:49015002850205
Genre : Biography
File Size : 26.71 MB
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Category: Biography

Climbing Mount Everest

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105009135406
Genre : Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
File Size : 41.96 MB
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Category: Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)

The Himalayan Journal

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ISBN : UCAL:B3527835
Genre : Himalaya Mountains
File Size : 79.84 MB
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Category: Himalaya Mountains


Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021176586
Genre : Appalachian Mountains
File Size : 86.5 MB
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Category: Appalachian Mountains

Ab Bookman S Weekly

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ISBN : UOM:39015031098869
Genre : Antiquarian booksellers
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Author : Chris Bonington
ISBN : UOM:39015014647518
Genre : Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
File Size : 61.71 MB
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Category: Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)

British Book News

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ISBN : UOM:39015036923970
Genre : Best books
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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.
Category: Best books

At The Sharp End

Author : Paul Nunn
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041060109
Genre : Rock climbing
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Category: Rock climbing