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The Epic of Mount Everest: The Historic Account of Mallory's Expeditions

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Francis Younghusband was the first chairman of the Mount Everest Committee of the Royal Geographical Society. This is his account of the three separate expeditions to Mount Everest in 1921, 1922 and 1924—the expedition in which Mallory and Irving lost their lives.
Paperback, 254 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Pan Macmillan (first published October 1926)
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Apr 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mountaineers and adventurers
Recommended to ^ by: My mother
Younghusband gives here a very readable condensed description (319 pages in a pocket-sized book, illustrated) of the accounts of three expeditions which can be read at full length in “Mount Everest: The Reconnaissance, 1921”; “The Assault on Mount Everest; 1922;”, and “The Fight for Everest; 1924.” That immediately puts the narrative of “The Epic of Mount Everest” into reported speech; which having recently finished reading Wilfred Noyce’s excellent “South Col” (the conquest of Everest in 1953), ...more
Ivana
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, sport, travel
Správa predsedu Výboru pre Everest a horolezca z prelomu 19. a 20. storočia o britských výpravách na Everest z rokov 1921, 1922 a 1924. Písaná v roku 1926 dáva iný pohľad ako všetky neskoršie diela, ktoré boli napísané vo svetle úspechu z roku 1953 i mnohých ďalších. Younghusband hoci nie ako priamy účastník ale ako veľmi dobre informovaný píše o prípravách i podrobne o priebehu výprav, o jednotlivých členoch a zamýšľa sa i nad rôznymi otázkami a možnosťami ako dosiahnuť na najvyšší vrchol sveta ...more
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Naprosto fascinující popis prvních expedic na Mount Everest v letech 1921, 1922 a 1924. Při čtení příběhů lidí jako Mallory, Odell, Irvine nebo Norton si člověk raději ani nevzpomene na dnešní dobu plnou placených turistů, front pod vrcholem a spousty odpadků všude kolem.
Zaujalo mne také jak se autor už tehdy, dva roky po expedici v roce 1924 negativně vyjadřoval o používání kyslíku při výstupech.
Ještě dlouho budu myslet na objevování přístupů k Everestu, laviny pod Severním sedlem, Nortonův výs
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Jack Hwang
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Younghusband 的文筆實在是好,翻譯的也很好。

在百年前,人類向自然挑戰的目標開始關注在高山險峰,聖母峰自是最終的目標。

「爬上去後,又怎麼樣呢?」「不是已經能夠飛得這麼高了嗎?」(按,1920年代特製的飛機已經可以到達這個高度。)

面對這樣的質疑,我很喜歡 Younghusband 的回答:

Indeed, the struggle with Everest is all part and parcel of the perpetual struggle of spirit to establish its supremacy over matter. Man, the spiritual, means to make himself supreme over even the mightiest of what is material.
Alison Fyfe
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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A fascinating study in British cultural history and ideals. Recommended for all Everest enthusiasts, and those who are interested in post WW1 Britain.
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Sir Francis Edward Younghusband was born on 31 May 1863 in Muree on the North-West Frontier of British India (now in Pakistan), the son of Major-General John W. Younghusband and Clara Jane Shaw. Younghusband married Helen Augusta Magniac, with whom he had two children, a son who died in infancy and a daughter, Eileen Younghusband. Their daughter went on to become a prominent social worker. He died ...more

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