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Everest : the best writing and pictures from seventy years of human endeavour

Author: Peter Gillman; Audrey Salkeld
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of photographs and writing about climbing Mount Everest. The authors and photographers range from climbers on the attempts in the 1930s, such as Edward Norton, through to Sir Edmund  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Gillman; Audrey Salkeld
ISBN: 0316904899 9780316904896
OCLC Number: 28016126
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Foreword / Edmund Hillary --
A Household Word --
The Spotless Pinnacle of the World --
'The Finest Cenotaph in the World': 1921-1939. The Dream of Everest. We have established the way / George Mallory. The tortures of Tantalus / George Finch. The Lama's Tale. Two frail mortals / T. Howard Somervell. The Riddle of Mallory and Irvine. The Wrong Mountain. My nastiest moment / Jack Longland. Mirages at 28,000 Feet / Frank Smythe. The mad Yorkshireman / Audrey Salkeld. One Day Mount Everest Will be Climbed / Eric Shipton --
'Ed, My Boy, This is Everest': 1950-1969. A Remarkable View. The Mystery of the Yeti. A new world / Raymond Lambert. It seemed like a lifetime / Edmund Hillary. The Great Mystery / Tenzing Norgay. How we climbed Chomolungma / Wang Fu-chou and Chu Yin-hua. Ridiculously Far-fetched? Promises to keep / Tom Hornbein. The Why of Climbing / Jim Lester. I was in heaven / Sonam Gyatso and Sonam Wangyal --
'All the World Lay Before Us': 1970-1979. Sorry, Harsh, you've had it / Murray Sayle. All the winds of Asia / Peter Boardman. A Breath of Fresh Air / Doug Scott. Women on Top. The loneliest people in the world / Peter Habeler. The Great Oxygen Controversy. No sacrifice could be big enough / Nejc Zaplotnik --
'A Dreamlike Sense of Disbelief': 1980-1993. The summit at [actual symbol not reproducible] below / Andrzej Zawada. A partner in myself / Nena Holguin. To spend eternity / Maria Coffey. A new star to follow / Eduard Myslovski. A fine day for me / Carlos Buhler. The Kangshung Face / Kurt Diemberger. A proper farewell / Metodi Savov and Milan Ognjanov. Sweet and sour / Andy Henderson. Avalanche! / Brummie Stokes. Absent friends / Chris Bonington. A Dangerous Day / Mal Duff. 'Ya gotta want it!' / Sharon Wood. Plaudits and Brickbats. Get down or die / Stephen Venables. Records and tragedies / Geoff Tabin. All Toes are Numb / Sue Cobb. Seven times to the summit / Sherpa Ang Rita. Ten minutes on the ridge / Bill Barker. Everest --
the Thirteen Routes. The geology of Everest / Leni Gillman. The Mount Everest Foundation --
Appendix: Ascents of Everest --
Appendix: Deaths on Everest.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Gillman ; foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary ; picture research by Audrey Salkeld.
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