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by George Band
- Awards: Boardman Tasker Prize Nominee for Mountain Literature (2003)
- Author: George Band
- Release date: May 6, 2003
- Publisher: Harper Collins
- Format: hardcover, 256 pages
- Language: english
- Genres: mountaineering, travel
- ISBN: 9780007147489 (0007147481)
About The Book
The summit of mountain expedition books, Everest packs in detailed accounts of the adventures and pitfalls of climbing the world’s tallest mountain. It spans from the tragic early attempts to scale Mount Everest to the first success, led by John Hunt in 1953, and subsequent expeditions. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest, this fully-illustrated book features:
300 photographs, including previously unpublished pictures and astounding panorama shots of the Himalayas
Maps that demonstrate various routes to take when climbing Everest
Charts that indicate numbers of people who have attempted to climb Everest, including data on the number of deaths that have occurred
Insider perspective on how the team prepared for the first successful ascent
Published in association with the Mount Everest Foundation, the Alpine Club, and the Royal Geographical Society, Everest is written by George Band, who was the youngest member of Hunt’s expedition team. Celebrate the triumphant conquering of Mount Everest in this gripping story.
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