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Everest : summit of achievement

Author: Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers)
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2003.
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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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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers)
ISBN: 0743243862 9780743243865
OCLC Number: 52312567
Description: 252 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 30 x 32 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Sir Edmund Hillary --
A message from the Dalai Lama / Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama --
The photographs / James Wright, Curator of Photography, Royal Geographic Society --
The highest mountain in the world / John Keay --
Chomolungma: abode of the gods / Ed Douglas --
The long ascent, 1921-1923 / Stephen Venables --
Sherpas: tigers in the snow / Tashi and Judy Tenzing --
The continuing challenge / Stephen Venables with Reinhold Messner --
Mount Everest Expedition members, 1921-1953 / Sue Thompson and Mike Westmacott --
Ascents since 1953.
Other Titles: Summit of achievement
Responsibility: Royal Geographical Society, London.
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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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