Ascent of Everest

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Hodder & Stoughton, May 23, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 320 pages
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This is the story of how, on 29 May, 1953, two men, both endowed with outstanding stamina and skill, reached the top of Everest and came back unscathed to rejoin their comrades.

'Yet this will not be the whole story, for the ascent of Everest was not the work of one day, nor even of those few anxious, unforgettable weeks in which we prepared and climbed this summer. It is, in fact, a tale of sustained and tenacious endeavour by many, over a long period of time... We of the 1953 Everest Expedition are proud to share the glory with our predecessors.'

Sir John Hunt

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User Review  - corracreigh - LibraryThing

Another book retelling the story of the 1953 ascent of Everest, and the back cover suggests that this is "the greatest classic of all mountain-climbing books". It's a paperback, and there are some b/w illustrations. I quite likely got this at the same time as my book about Tenzing Read full review

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User Review  - untitled841 - LibraryThing

I really like the comedy in the dialogue that Kate Jacobs provides. It makes for a great read and an entertaining peek at cooking TV. Read full review

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Sir John Hunt led the 1953 Everest Expedition

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