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The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

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Could Mallory and Irvine have been the first men to reach the summit of Everest? To shed light on mountaineering's greatest mystery, Conrad Anker and Leo Houlding set off in their footsteps.
Paperback, 248 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2009)
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chucklesthescot
This book is a mixture of Everest history and an attempt to recreate the climb of Mallory and Irvine. The main point of the book was to see if Mallory and Irvine could have climbed the Hillary step in the climbing gear and with the limited equipment that they had.

I am of the purely personal opinion that the early explorers did not manage to summit before their deaths. Others will disagree which is fine. It is interesting to debate and to read about differing opinions. A lot is made of the photo
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Sarah (Presto agitato)
This book follows modern day climbers Conrad Anker and Leo Houlding as they recreate portions of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine's final attempt to climb Mount Everest in 1924 as part of the filming of the documentary The Wildest Dream. The historical portion of this book is mediocre. The Mallory & Irvine story has been covered in many books by this point, and this one unfortunately has several inaccuracies regarding the early Everest expeditions of the 1920s. These seem careless given how m ...more
Alexander  Supertramp
Its about conquering every mans dream ... the great soul George Mallory's adventure narrating this book. A good one.
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