Everest: 50 Years on Top of the World

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Collins, 2003 - Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) - 256 pages
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Published in association with the Royal Geographic Society, Alpine Club and Everest Foundation, this is the official publication celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest in 1953. It puts the first successful ascent into context - detailing the adventures and deaths on the north face pre World War II and the planning after the war that was nearly curtailed by a Swiss expedition in 1952. Written by a member of the original Hunt team - George Band (who went on to climb the lower but much harder peak Kangchenjunga) - the book contains details, photographs and material donated by team members and the RGS.

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User Review  - BookWallah - LibraryThing

Most Everest chronicles are decidedly boring, not so this one. Rare combination of first person recounting of history, with 50 years of retrospective, and a large dose of humility. George Band was the ... Read full review

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User Review  - sikdar - LibraryThing

Excellent with pictures -- a sincere book trying to capture all aspects connected with the Peak -- the social aspects, political too Read full review


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