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Climbing Everest : tales of triumph and tragedy on the world's highest mountain

Author: Audrey Salkeld
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English
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Features six of the most famous attempts to climb Mount Everest, discussing both those who made it to the summit, and those who did not. These gripping accounts of adventure and danger will mesmerize readers from cover to cover! Stunning illustrations and compelling text provide an up-close look at six famous ascents of the world?s highest mountain. Detailed chapters cover the enduring mystery of George Mallory?s  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Audrey Salkeld
ISBN: 0792251059 9780792251057
OCLC Number: 50440970
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (some color), 1 map ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Because it's there! : George Mallory attempts the climb --
On top of the world : Tenzing Norgay reaches the top --
Red flag in the summit snow : Chinese expedition finds new ways --
Everest by "fair means" : Reinhold Messner marches to his own drumbeat --
Kangshung Face : the east side story: American team tries the other side --
Everest for everyone? : Rob Hall and Scott Fischer's groups face deadly storm --
Epilogue --
Chronology --
Everest Hall of Fame --
The record breakers.
Responsibility: by Audrey Salkeld.
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Gripping accounts of adventure and danger give an up-close look at six famous ascents of the world's highest mountain. 45 photos, some in color.  Read more...

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