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The Conquest Of Everest

Author : George Lowe
ISBN : 0500544239
Genre : Photography
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Celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the first ascent to Mount Everest's peak, photographs from the climber's personal collection display the landscapes and difficulties faced by the team before finally reaching the summit.
Category: Photography

The Conquest Of Everest

Author : John Hunt Baron Hunt
ISBN : OCLC:165047572
Genre : Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
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Category: Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)

Into The Silence

Author : Wade Davis
ISBN : 9781448113972
Genre : History
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WINNER OF THE 2012 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE A monumental work of history, biography and adventure - the First World War, Mallory and Mount Everest ‘The price of life is death’ For Mallory, as for all of his generation, death was but ‘a frail barrier that men crossed, smiling and gallant, every day’. As climbers they accepted a degree of risk unimaginable before the war. What mattered now was how one lived, and the moments of being alive. While the quest for Mount Everest may have begun as a grand imperial gesture, it ended as a mission of revival for a country and a lost generation bled white by war. In a monumental work of history and adventure, Davis asks not whether George Mallory was the first to reach the summit of Everest, but rather why he kept climbing on that fateful day.
Category: History

The Wildest Dream

Author : Mark Mackenzie
ISBN : 9781848541856
Genre : Travel
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In 1924, George Mallory and Sandy Irvine disappeared into the clouds encircling the peak of Everest. Whether they were the first men to reach the top of the Earth's highest mountain remains a mystery. They never returned from their ill-fated expedition. Seventy-five years later, the then-unknown mountaineer Conrad Anker made an extraordinary discovery. He spotted 'a patch of white' standing out against the rock; it was Mallory's frozen body. Mallory's treacherous route on Everest's northern slopes remains one of the most demanding challenges in mountaineering. So, is it possible that Mallory and Irvine -- exhausted, confused and oxygen-starved -- could have made the ascent all those years ago without artificial aid? Last year, Anker returned to Everest to find out. His partner was Leo Houlding, a freakishly talented young British climber with an appetite for death-defying ascents but untested at extreme altitude. Houlding, the lightning-fast, wild child of climbing, stands poles apart from Anker, a soft-spoken altruist and environmentalist. Kitted out in replica clothing and with a film crew recording their every move, they set off to solve Everest's oldest mystery. What they found was a story which explores the very nature of modern adventure. Against a backdrop of conflicting personal goals, commercial pressures, and a thirst for answers, they pushed themselves to the limit. Haunted by the memory of Mallory and Irvine, they were all too conscious that here, in the most dangerous place on the planet, they risked their lives with every step.
Category: Travel

Hillary And Norgay

Author : Heather Whipple
ISBN : 0778724182
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the lives of the first men to climb Mount Everest, focusing on life on the expedition, as well as a looking at the social and political environment at the time.
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Everest Conquest In The Himalaya

Author : Richard Sale
ISBN : 9781781596753
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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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: Sports & Recreation

Everest

Author : Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)
ISBN : 9780743243865
Genre : Self-Help
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Chronicles the history of Everest exploration throughout the twentieth century, from early surveys and reconnaissance expeditions, through the first successful ascent, to contemporary attempts.
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Everest

Author : Joy Masoff
ISBN : 0439267072
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces readers to Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first men to reach the peak of Mount Everest, while discussing climbing equipment, weather conditions, rough terrain, and more. Original.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

High Adventure

Author : Edmund Hillary
ISBN : 0786270551
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"On May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay pushed spent bodies and aching lungs past the achievable to the impossible, and stood triumphant atop the highest peak in the world. With nimble words and a straightforward style, New Zealand mountaineering legend Hillary recollects the bravery and frustration, the agony and the glory that marked his Everest odyssey."
Category: Sports & Recreation

Ascent

Author : Edmund Hillary
ISBN : UOM:39015018975238
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This autobiography interweaves the stories of the famous father and son adventurers, their separate impressions of the lives they have lived with one another and apart, and their pioneering expeditions to the top of the world
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sir Edmund Hillary The People Of Everest

Author : Cynthia Russ Ramsay
ISBN : 9780740729508
Genre : Photography
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Describes Hillary's ascent to the summit of Mount Everest and his lifelong relationship with the Sherpas.
Category: Photography

Everest 1953

Author : Mick Conefrey
ISBN : 9781594858871
Genre : History
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CLICK HERE to download a sample from Everest 1953 In the only book to tell the real story of Everest 1953, Mick Conefrey reveals that what has gone down in history as a supremely well-planned attempt was in fact beset by crises -- both on and off the mountain. To succeed, team leader Colonel John Hunt and his team had to draw on unimaginable skill and determination, as well as sheer British ingenuity. Everest 1953 is not only a gripping true story of courage and adventure, but a fascinating window into the media contest to cover this seminal event in coronation year. The Times had exclusive access to the team, but the Daily Mail and other papers used subterfuge and shenanigans to get their scoops. Revealing the answers to long-enduring controversies -- did Tenzing or Hillary actually reach the top first? -- and exploring the legacy of this great ascent, it is the perfect way to commemorate a year of British sporting triumph.
Category: History

Summiting Everest

Author : Emma Carlson Berne
ISBN : 9780756547349
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the events surrounding Alfred Gregory's famous photograph of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay standing on Mount Everest, which became the highest photograph anyone in human history had ever taken.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

History In The Media

Author : Robert Niemi
ISBN : 9781576079522
Genre : Performing Arts
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A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.
Category: Performing Arts

Sir Edmund Hillary

Author : Edmund Hillary
ISBN : 1869414020
Genre : Mountaineering
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Category: Mountaineering

The Call Of Everest

Author : Conrad Anker
ISBN : 9781426212413
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Gripping and sumptuous, this is the definitive book on the history, mystique, and science of Mount Everest, including how climate change is impacting the world's tallest mountain. In 1963, the American Mount Everest Expedition made mountaineering history. It was the first American venture to successfully scale the legendary peak and the first successful climb up the hazardous West Ridge (a climb so difficult no one has yet repeated it). In 2012, adventurer Conrad Anker led a National Geographic/The North Face team up the mountain to enact a legacy climb. Environmental changes and overcrowding led to challenges and disappointments, but yet the mountain maintains its allure. Now, steely-eyed Anker leads a team of writers in a book designed to celebrate the world's most famous mountain, to look back over the years of climbing triumphs and tragedies, and to spotlight what has changed--and what remains eternal--on Mount Everest. Telltale signs of Everest's current state, never-before-published photography, and cutting-edge science expose the world's tallest peak--its ancient meaning, its ever-present challenges, and its future in a world of disappearing ice. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Sir Edmund Hillary S Sagarmatha

Author : Sir Edmund Hillary
ISBN : 9624211787
Genre : Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
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Everest

Author : George Craig
ISBN : 1780973527
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The possibility of climbing the world's highest mountain was first aired in 1885. Although Tibet and Nepal were initially forbidden to explorers, the challenge captured the imagination of the world's mountaineers. Over the next 68 years, obstacles were overcome to allow 12 full-scale expeditions to attempt the summit. Eleven ended in failure - until on 29 May 1953, the British team achieved the seemingly impossible. The magic of Everest remains undiminished. Since 1953, many expeditions have conquered the mighty peak, but it remains one of the world's supreme challenges: its very name synonymous with the biggest, the best and the most dangerous. Packed with stunning photography and informative text, Everest will chronicle the story of the mountain and those who attempted - some successfully, others with fatal consequences - the ultimate test of bravery.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Everest Adventure

Author : C. J. Charley
ISBN : 0141310081
Genre : Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
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The great mountain that has fascinated so many climbers is at the heart of this book. It describes the realities of attempting the world's ultimate mountaineering challenge from the mystery of Mallory's disapperance to the stories of today's high-tech climbing heroes.
Category: Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)