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* Includes accounts from Tom Hornbein, Jim Whittaker, Frank Smythe, Eric Simonson, Reinhold Messner, and many other legendary climbers
* Offers a great introduction to the history of Everest
A great addition to the libraries of both mountaineering literature affectionados and those who just want a variety of Everest's greatest dramas in one volume. Extraordinary insights
Published April 1st 2003 by Mountaineers Books
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Jun 23, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it
If you're interested in Mount Everest, as I am (philosophically, at least -- I haven't the slightest desire to actually climb it), then this little anthology will give you a pretty good idea of its mountaineering history. Beginning with the fabled and mystery-shrouded Mallory expedition and ending, fittingly, with the quest to discover Mallory's fate on the mountain, the excerpts collected here tell the tales of success and tragedy, and the drive some adventurers feel to conquer the world's tall ...more
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Fascinating and well-compiled collection of excerpts forming a complete(ish) history of climbing Everest by western nations.
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Journalist Peter Potterfield writes about wilderness and adventure for newspapers, magazines, books, and on-line publishing. He is currently editor of

Potterfield is the author of a dozen books, including the critically acclaimed In the Zone (The Mountaineers Books, 1996), and the Banff Book Festival Award winner, High Himalaya (The Mountaineers Books, 2001). His most recent book
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