Danger on the Mountain: Scaling the World's Highest Peaks
From blizzards and glaciers on the world's highest peaks to the challenge of free climbing, there is danger on the mountains! These 48-page books about fascinating subjects like pirates, mummies, and volcanoes are for proficient readers who can understand a rich vocabulary and challenging sentence structure. In addition to the stunning photographs, informative sidebars, and glossary, readers will find archival photographs and paintings. Averaging 4,500 to 5,000 words in length, Level 4 books are 40 percent pictures and 40 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.
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1999 expedition active volcano Andrew Irvine Antarctica Art Gilkey ascent avalanches base camp Beginning to read blocks of ice Capitan chalk Charles Houston climb Everest climbed higher clot clouds cold conquered Conrad Anker crevasse dangerous Dorling Kindersley Readers Dudley Wolfe earlier expeditions Edmund Hillary equipment erupt Everest in 1921 fall feet free-climbing frostbite George Mallory highest mountain highest point Hillary and Tenzing Himalayas huge block Hunt Hunza porters ice axe ice wall Irvine's bodies Khumbu glacier Khumbu icefall Killer lower slopes Mallory and Andrew Mallory and Irvine Mallory's camera Mount Everest mountain sickness Nepal-China border oxygen tanks Paul Piana Piana and Skinner Piana and Todd reach the summit Reading alone Level red-hot lava rock face Roger Mear Ross Island Safety anchor Safety line safety ropes Salathe Wall Schoening Sherpas Simonson sleeping bags roped solid ice supplies team member Tenzing Norgay Today's climbers Todd Skinner wind world's highest Yeti Yosemite Valley