A great addition to the libraries of both mountaineering literature affectionados and those who just want a variety of Everest's greatest dramas in one volume. Extraordinary insights into the early attempts, successes, disasters, and noteworthy moments. The authors give their personal accounts of the challenges and traumas that await all those who would climb to the top of the world.
- 2003 marks the 50-year anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's Everest summit
- Includes accounts from Tom Hornbein, Jim Whittaker, Frank Smythe, Eric Simonson, Reinhold Messner, and many other legendary climbers
- Offers a great introduction to the history of Everest
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Author Peter Potter field & Thomas F. Hornbein