Everest: The West Ridge

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The Mountaineers Books, 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 181 pages
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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.
  

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User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Incredible story, though it's not wonderfully told. Still, I loved reading it. Read full review

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Contents

1 Beginnings
25
2 Gestation
31
3 Wilderness
43
4 Bouldering
49
5 At Puijan
57
6 Thyangboche
63
7 Jake
75
8 Icefall
81
10 The Lost Weekend
100
11 Our Turn
119
12 A Blusterous Day
131
13 Severing the Cord
143
14 Promises to Keep
158
15 and Miles to Go
168
16 Before I Sleep
177
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9 Reconnaissance
84

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