Conquering Mount Everest
The Himalayas are referred to as the roof of the world. Readers will follow climbers as they try to conquer Mount Everest. Full of fun facts and tales of courageous explorers that dare to reach the summit, this will make a perfect addition to any young adventurer s library.
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