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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:   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 p. : ill. (some col.), 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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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 death on Everest; Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay?s triumphant first steps on the summit; the Chinese team?s scaling of the mountain from Tibet; Reinhold Messner?s two monumental climbs (one without supplemental oxygen, the other solo); the 1983 American summit via the treacherous East Face; and the heartbreaking 1996 tragedy that claimed the lives of eight climbers during a lethal storm. Sidebars provide a wealth of additional information, from Everest?s unique geography to the effects of altitude, to the Sherpa culture, while extensive back-matter includes a chronology, glossary, an Everest records chart, Everest ?Hall of Fame? profiles, and other reference materials for climbing.

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