Everest

Everest PDF Book Detail Author: Thomas F. Hornbein
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898866162
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 244

Book Description
Details the author and his partner Willi Unsoeld's ascent of Everest's West Ridge in 1963.

Everest

Everest PDF Book Detail Author: Thomas F. Hornbein
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594857072
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 303

Book Description
The classic tale of the first accent of Everest's dangerous West Ridge.

Everest

Everest PDF Book Detail Author: Thomas F. Hornbein
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594858640
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 304

Book Description
"Not only did Hornbein play a crucial role in one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in the history of mountaineering, his account of the feat is one of the finest things ever written about this peculiar, hazardous, and uncommonly engaging pursuit." —Jon Krakauer * Special anniversary edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest via the West Ridge * The West Ridge remains the least attempted and most deadly of recognized routes on Everest * In 2012 major media covered two failed expeditions on the West Ridge; both teams are planning to try again in 2013 In 1963, Jim Whittaker became the first American to summit Everest via the South Col route. Roughly two weeks after Whittaker's achievement, Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld, fellow American mountaineers on the same expedition, became the first climbers ever to summit the world's highest peak via the dangerous and forbidding West Ridge—a route on which only a handful of climbers have since succeeded. This special 50th anniversary edition reintroduces the adventure in a larger format with full-color photographs by members of the expedition, including leader Norman G. Dyhrenfurth and team doctor Jim Lester. In addition to a new foreword by Jon Krakauer, this volume also features a new preface by Hornbein along with a series of prefaces he wrote for earlier editions, including the original from 1965, and a map by Dee Molenaar. Updated bios of all the American Mount Everest Expedition team members, written by climber Broughton Coburn, are now accompanied by contemporary portraits from the expedition.

Everest

Everest PDF Book Detail Author: Thomas Frederic Hornbein
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780049100725
Category : Everest, Mount
Languages : en
Pages : 193

Book Description

Everest the West Ridge

Everest  the West Ridge PDF Book Detail Author: Thomas F. Hornbein
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : American Mount Everest Expedition
Languages : en
Pages : 164

Book Description
In one of mountaineering's greatest adventure stories, Tom Hornbein tells of his and Willi Unsoeld's dramatic first ascent of Everest's West Ridge-a route that had been dismissed as hopeless by all previous expeditions. Part of the first successful American expedition, Hornbein and Unsoeld ascended beyond the point of no return to make the summit, and were then forced to bivouac at 28,000 feet without food, shelter, or oxygen. The story of their climb and survival is unforgettably told in Everest: The West Ridge.

Everest the Cruel Way

Everest the Cruel Way PDF Book Detail Author: Joe Tasker
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
ISBN: 1906148740
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 300

Book Description
On 30 January 1981 Joe Tasker and Ade Burgess stood at 24,000 feet on the west ridge of Mount Everest. Below them were their companions, some exhausted, some crippled by illness, all virtually incapacitated. Further progress seemed impossible. Everest the Cruel Way is Joe Tasker's story of an attempt to climb the highest mountain on earth - an attempt which pushed a group of Britain's finest mountaineers to their limits. The goal had been to climb Mount Everest at its hardest: via the infamous west ridge, without supplementary oxygen and in winter. Tasker's epic account vividly describes experiences which no climber had previously endured. Close up and personal, it is a gripping account of day to day life on expedition and of the struggle to live at high altitude. Joe Tasker was one of Britain's best mountaineers. He was a pioneer of lightweight, Alpine-style climbing in the Greater Ranges and had a special talent for writing. He died, along with his friend Peter Boardman, high on Everest in 1982 while attempting a new and unclimbed line. Both men were superb mountaineers and talented writers.

Everest

Everest PDF Book Detail Author: Thomas F. Hornbein
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780871560087
Category : Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Languages : en
Pages : 198

Book Description

Mount Everest

Mount Everest PDF Book Detail Author: Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury, George H. Leigh-Mallory, A. F. R. Wollaston
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
ISBN:
Category : Self-Help
Languages : en
Pages : 372

Book Description

LIFE

LIFE PDF Book Detail Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 138

Book Description
LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

The Mountain

The Mountain PDF Book Detail Author: Ed Viesturs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451694741
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 352

Book Description
The only American to have climbed all fourteen of the world's eight-thousand-meter peaks sets his sights on Mount Everest, in a work that combines his own climbs as well as narratives of famous climbs throughout the last century.

The Mammoth Book Of Everest

The Mammoth Book Of Everest PDF Book Detail Author: Jon E. Lewis
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472120191
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 512

Book Description
This selection of the very best writing on Everest begins with the first attempts and continues, via Mallory's failed bid and Hillary and Tenzing's triumph, to the disasters of recent years. It features 35 white-knuckle accounts of climbing on the world's highest mountain, with all the tragedy and triumph of humankind's striving for the top of the world, by those who know the 'Death Zone' best - the climbers themselves. But this is much more than just the best of exhilarating first-hand accounts of climbing on Everest. It includes the full history of the conquest of Everest, and provides an evocative portrait of the cruel, natural beauty of Chomolungma, 'The Mother Goddess of the World'.

In High Places

In High Places PDF Book Detail Author: Dougal Haston
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1847677398
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 168

Book Description
In his own words Dougal Haston covers the years from his childhood in Scotland, where his love of climbing was first sparked, through to his development into perhaps the most formidable climber of his generation; his reputation was forged by his successful ascents of familiar peaks by unfamiliar routes (of which the most famous was the Eiger Direct). Infused throughout with his passion for climbing and his great determination to succeed, In High Places is a compelling and eye-opening portrait of the climber as a young man and a must read for all those with an interest in mountaineering.

Mountaineers

Mountaineers PDF Book Detail Author: Royal Geographical Society
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1409383318
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 362

Book Description
An epic guide to the most intrepid mountaineers in history Written in association with the Royal Geographical Society and The Alpine Club, Mountaineers tells the story of the pioneers who first conquered the giddy heights of our planet. Full of great tales of endurance and perseverance, more than 100 of the top mountaineers are profiled, from Hannibal to Hillary. Share in their triumphs and tragedies from the comfort of your living room as journal extracts and never-before-seen photographs and maps from the unpublished archives of the RGS and The Alpine Club help recreate history's greatest ascents. Mountaineers introduces you to a host of intriguing characters, from the Brits who insisted on hauling cases of vintage champagne up to Everest base camp in 1924, to the Italian Duke of the Abruzzi who took 10 iron bedsteads up Alaska's Malaspina glacier. Along the way you'll also find out about the important scientific discoveries that have shaped the course of human history and enjoy accounts of great bravery, fellowship and good humour in the face of adversity, all making Mountaineers a fascinating read for anyone with a spirit of adventure.

K2

K2 PDF Book Detail Author: Ed Viesturs
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0767932617
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 352

Book Description
A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the bestselling authors of The Mountain and No Shortcuts to the Top “Gripping . . . reveals a good deal about the rarefied noble-gonzo world of high-altitude mountaineering.”—The New York Times Ed Viesturs, one of the world's premier high-altitude mountaineers, explores the remarkable history of K2 and of those who have attempted to conquer it. At the same time, he probes the mountain's most memorable sagas in order to illustrate lessons about the fundamental questions mountaineering raises—questions of risk, ambition, loyalty to one's teammates, self-sacrifice, and the price of glory. Viesturs knows the mountain firsthand. He and renowned alpinist Scott Fischer climbed it in 1992 and got caught in an avalanche that sent them sliding to almost certain death before Ed managed to get into a self-arrest position with his ice ax and stop both his fall and Scott's. Focusing on seven of the mountain's most dramatic campaigns, from his own troubled ascent to the 2008 tragedy, Viesturs crafts an edge-of-your-seat narrative that climbers and armchair travelers alike will find unforgettably compelling. With photographs from Viesturs's personal collection and from historical sources, this is the definitive account of the world's ultimate mountain, and of the lessons that can be gleaned from struggling toward its elusive summit.

Himalayan Dreaming

Himalayan Dreaming PDF Book Detail Author: Will Steffen
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 192166617X
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 610

Book Description
How did climbers from the world's flattest, hottest continent become world-class Himalayan mountaineers, the equal of any elite mountaineer from countries with long climbing traditions and home ranges that make Australia's highest summit look like a suburban hill? This book tells the story of Australian mountaineering in the great ranges of Asia, from the exploits of a brash, young colonial with an early British Himalayan expedition in the 1920s to the coming of age of Australian climbers in the 1980s. The story goes beyond the two remarkable Australian ascents of Mt Everest in 1984 and 1988 to explore the exploits of Australian climbers in the far-flung corners of the high Himalaya. Above all, the book presents a glimpse into the lives - the successes, failures, tragedies, motivations, fears, conflicts, humor, and compassion - themselves to the ultimate limits of survival in the most spectacular and demanding mountain arena of all.

Reaching Everest s Summit

Reaching Everest s Summit PDF Book Detail Author: Emily Jankowski
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 1482420481
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 32

Book Description
Before 1953, no one had ever reached the top of Mount Everest. The highest mountain in the world, Everest was finally conquered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on a May morning. Many people were inspired by their accomplishment and thousands have attempted to replicate the success of their ascent. Readers learn how Hillary and Tenzing climbed this huge peak and how their feat affected future climbers. Sidebars provide information about the dangers of climbing Mount Everest as well as the history of tragedy on the mountain. Full-color photographs of the majestic mountain and their historic climb keep readers engaged throughout this volume.