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The wildest dream : conquest of Everest

Author: Mark MacKenzie
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2010.
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Everest was, to George Mallory, 'the wildest dream'. This gentleman adventurer was obsessed with taming the unconquered peak. But in 1924 he and climbing partner Sandy Irvine disappeared forever into the clouds encircling the peak. Might they have reached the summit before their tragedy? It is mountaineering's greatest mystery. Seventy-five years later, Conrad Anker made an extraordinary discovery. He spotted 'a  Read more...
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Named Person: George Mallory; Andrew Irvine; Conrad Anker; Leo Houlding; Andrew Irvine; George Mallory
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark MacKenzie
ISBN: 9780719524929 071952492X
OCLC Number: 680396972
Notes: "An amazing story of love, courage and destiny at the top of the world"--Cover.
"Now a major motion picture"--Cover.
Originally published: 2009.
Description: viii, 248 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Mark MacKenzie.

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Was George Mallory the first man to reach the summit of Everest? Conrad Anker and Leo Houlding embark on a death-defying expedition to find out  Read more...

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'Good solid stuff ... [MacKenzie] has done a terrific job in conveying the misery, danger and exhilaration of life on the world's tallest mountain ... a superb yarn of high adventure' BBC Focus Read more...

 
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