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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.
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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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