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Everest : summit of achievement

Author: Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers)
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first successful ascent of the world's highest mountain, "Everest" takes readers into the exhilarating world of exploration and expedition from  Read more...

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