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Prelude To Everest

Author : Ian R. Mitchell
ISBN : 1910021229
Genre : Mountaineering
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Acclaimed hillwalking writers Ian R Mitchell and George Rodway tell the fascinating story of Aberdeen-born Alexander Kellas, and his contribution to mountaineering from the 20th century to the present day. Now a largely neglected figure, Kellas is the pioneer of high altitude physiology, his climbing routes still in evidence today. Follow Kellas' journey, which takes him from the Scottish Cairngorms to the Himalaya, and discover how his struggles and explorations have impacted upon mountaineering today.
Category: Mountaineering

Everest Conquest In The Himalaya

Author : Richard Sale
ISBN : 9781781596753
Genre : History
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A history of those who have scaled Mount Everest—and the advances in mountaineering over a century. At one time, the summits of the world’s highest peaks—Everest included—were beyond reach. Pioneering attempts to overcome the dangers of climbing at extremely high altitudes ended in failure, sometimes with disastrous consequences. Yet today, high-altitude ascents are frequent, almost commonplace. Everest can be conquered by relatively inexperienced mountaineers, and their exploits barely merit media attention—unless they go fatally wrong. This dramatic history of Everest climbs describes in vivid detail the struggle to conquer the mountain and the advances in scientific knowledge that made the conquest possible. It also offers compelling insight into the science of mountaineering—as well as the physical and psychological challenges faced by individuals who choose to test themselves in some of the harshest conditions on earth.
Category: History

Nine Atop Everest

Author : M. S. Kohli
ISBN : UOM:39015039540045
Genre : Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
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Category: Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)

My Father Frank

Author : Tony Smythe
ISBN : 9781898573883
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Frank Smythe's mountaineering achievements in the decade before the Second World War became a part of climbing history. His intensive Alpine climbing, followed by two Himalayan expeditions — to Kangchenjunga in 1930 and success the following year on Kamet, the highest summit then reached — became the prelude to Everest. And in 1933 on that great mountain, climbing alone and without supplementary oxygen he got to within 820 feet of the top, a record height before efforts were resumed post-war and Everest was climbed in 1953. And as a superb Himalayan finale, in 1937 he returned to the Indian Garhwal to climb difficult peaks up to 24,000 feet in a rapid lightweight style. The expeditions were central to his lifetime's work as a writer and photographer — 27 books and albums, together with numberless newspaper and magazine articles, intensive lecturing, radio broadcasts and a film. It was an output that made him a celebrity, a rare feat in the days before television and the internet. He had tens of thousands of readers and his name was familiar to perhaps millions of the general public. It was an incredible career, especially since he died at the early age of 48 after a serious illness in India. Frank Smythe was resolute in keeping his home life private, and few details of it emerged in his writings. It was a turbulent life, even from earliest childhood, and remained so, with ambition and impatience almost overwhelming him at times, and eventually this volatile mix, apart from alienating some more traditional members of the Alpine Club, would lead to the break-up of his marriage. Yet when he was among hills he became tranquil and inspired. Some fifty years after his death in 1949 one of his three sons, Tony, decided to write a full account of his father's life, an extraordinary story he believed was important historically and well worth telling. This book is the result. 'This book is timely, well researched and written with the authority of a committed climber. The reader will be watching to see just how objective Frank's son will be and I can only compliment Tony Smythe on dealing with all the major events in his father's life in the most even-handed way. I found the quarrel between Smythe and Graham Brown one of the most interesting sections of the book for Tony's description of the climbing is riveting and his analysis of the disagreements masterful. The reader is left gripped ... The book does not lack humour either, and I found myself smiling, sometimes laughing out loud.' Doug Scott 'Frank could obviously be an awkward bloke, but I'm growing fond of him! Hugely impressed, a huge piece of work and very well written.' Steve Dean 'Just received the second part of your magnificent book — it makes fine reading ... All those years of incredible research with interesting findings have paid off ... I was amazed about the number of accidents and illnesses he suffered in his short life.' Richard Smythe (brother)
Category: Sports & Recreation

Summit Your Everest

Author : Krishna Sagar
ISBN : 8190751204
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Everyone in this world would have experienced obstacles and some,even failure. Apparently, we all acknowledge that success is very intricately linked with obstacles & failure. We are very much aware of many legendary factoids of men and women, who after facing overwhelming obstacles and even dismal failure have attained historic success and resurrected themselves. Yet, everyday millions of men and women across the world do feel depressed at even smallest obstacles. Many Quit their long nurtured dreams, give up goals, destroy relationships, yield to situations, hurt others, hurt themselves, abandon positivity and some, even choose death as an extreme measure, in their attempt to avoid an obstacle or a failure. Effective Obstacle & Failure management is the most sought after capability for any individual to succeed in the current times either in an organizational, family or a community setting. I write this book with immense respect, admiration and fascination I personally have towards all those men and women, who despite all odds and adversity continue to set higher standards for themselves and others. They live with empowering values and beliefs, set grand goals, act with focus to accomplish results, which add value to themselves and others. I do believe with all humility that I belong to this fraternity. I write with my inherent analytical capability to break down complex processes into simple, understandable and applicable methods. I remember my mother telling very early in my life, that 'You learn more from failures than from success' and I have figured very early that success most of the time is the outcome of the past learning from failure. As you read this book from first chapter to the last,you will experience the depth I traveled to bring out the most effective solutions for Obstacle & Failure management for you. This book is the result of two decades of my experiential learning and about fouryears of focused research in this area. I urgeyou to read this entire book and see if there is any obstacle & failure,you cannot manage, ever.

Life And Death On Mt Everest

Author : Sherry B. Ortner
ISBN : 0691074488
Genre : Social Science
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Focusing on the relationship between white European and American climbers and their Sherpa guides on Everest climbs throughout this century, the author explores the cultural divides and mutual dependencies that inform these relationships.
Category: Social Science

Traditions Of The Classical Guitar

Author : Graham Wade
ISBN : 9780714544847
Genre : Music
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First published in 1980, Traditions of the Classical Guitar has been described as the first book to examine in detail the many traditions of one of today's most popular instruments. With its central focus on Andres Segovia's pioneering work in establishing the guitar as an international concert instrument, it goes on to examine in detail its subsequent developments with reference to great artists such as Bream, Williams, Diaz and Yepes.Traditions of the Classical Guitar continues to be a classic of twentieth-century guitar scholarship, offering a challenging assessment to perceptions of the guitar's progress throughout the ages. It is also a timely reminder of the glorious years of Segovia's concert career between 1909 and 1987; Segovia himself said of the work: "e;Graham Wade has shown his love for the guitar from the first page to the last; true love and understanding"e;.
Category: Music

Everest Canada

Author : Al Burgess
ISBN : 077372009X
Genre : Canadian Mount Everest Expedition
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FR-RARE-BK (copy 3): Gift of Diana M. Schatz from the Norah and Roland Michener collection.
Category: Canadian Mount Everest Expedition