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Everest The First Ascent

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Author: Harriet Tuckey
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448177073
Format: PDF
Pages : 432
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
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Everest The First Ascent

by Harriet Tuckey, Everest The First Ascent Books available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Docs and Mobi Format. Download Everest The First Ascent books, WINNER OF THE OUTSTANDING GENERAL SPORTS WRITING AWARD, BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS WINNER OF THE BOARDMAN TASKER PRIZE WINNER OF THE MOUNTAIN & WILDERNESS PRIZE, BANFF FESTIVAL WINNER OF THE TONY LOTHIAN AWARD, BIOGRAPHERS’ CLUB For the first time, drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Everest – The First Ascent tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world’s highest mountain could be climbed. A doctor and physiologist, Griffith Pugh revolutionised almost every aspect of British high-altitude mountaineering, transforming the climbers’ attitude to oxygen, the clothes they wore, their equipment, fluid intake and acclimatisation. Yet, far from receiving the acclaim he was due, he was met with suspicion and ridicule. His scientific contributions were, quite simply, at odds with old-fashioned notions of derring-do and the gentlemanly amateurism that dogged the sport. Later in his career, his impact in helping athletes enhance their performance lasts to this day in the fields of cycling, swimming and running. This insightful biography shows Pugh to be troubled, abrasive, yet brilliant. Eight years in the writing, closely researched, and told with unflinching honesty by Pugh’s daughter, Harriet Tuckey, Everest – The First Ascent is the compelling portrait of an unlikely hero.


The Vast Unknown

The Vast Unknown PDF
Author: Broughton Coburn
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307887162
Format: PDF, Kindle
Pages : 320
Category : History
Languages : en
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The Vast Unknown

by Broughton Coburn, The Vast Unknown Books available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Docs and Mobi Format. Download The Vast Unknown books, By the author of the New York Times bestselling Everest: Mountain Without Mercy, this chronicle of the iconic first American expedition to Mt. Everest in May 1963 – published to coincide with the climb's 50th anniversary­ – combines riveting adventure, a perceptive analysis of its dark and terrifying historical context, and revelations about a secret mission that followed. In the midst of the Cold War, against the backdrop of the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the space race with the Soviet Union, and the quagmire of the Vietnam War, a band of iconoclastic, independent-minded American mountaineers set off for Mt. Everest, aiming to restore America's confidence and optimism. Their objective is to reach the summit while conducting scientific research, but which route will they take? Might the Chinese, in a public relations coup, have reached the top ahead of them? And what about another American team, led by the grandson of a President, that nearly bagged the peak in a bootleg attempt a year earlier? The Vast Unknown is, on one level, a harrowing, character-driven account of the climb itself and its legendary team of alternately inspiring, troubled, and tragic climbers who suffered injuries, a near mutiny, and death on the mountain. It is also an examination of the profound sway the expedition had over the American consciousness and sense of identity during a time when the country was floundering. And it is an investigation of the expedition's little-known outcome: the selection of a team to plant a CIA surveillance device on the Himalayan peak of Nanda Devi, to spy into China where Defense Intelligence learned that nuclear missile testing was underway. From the Hardcover edition.


The Conquest Of Everest

The Conquest of Everest PDF
Author: George Lowe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780500544235
Format: PDF, Kindle
Pages : 239
Category : Photography
Languages : en
Size: 12.99 MB
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The Conquest Of Everest

by George Lowe, The Conquest Of Everest Books available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Docs and Mobi Format. Download The Conquest Of Everest books, Celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the first ascent to Mount Everest's peak, photographs from the climber's personal collection display the landscapes and difficulties faced by the team before finally reaching the summit.


Everest 1953

Everest 1953 PDF
Author: Mick Conefrey
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 159485887X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Pages : 288
Category : History
Languages : en
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Everest 1953

by Mick Conefrey, Everest 1953 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Docs and Mobi Format. Download Everest 1953 books, CLICK HERE to download a sample from Everest 1953 In the only book to tell the real story of Everest 1953, Mick Conefrey reveals that what has gone down in history as a supremely well-planned attempt was in fact beset by crises -- both on and off the mountain. To succeed, team leader Colonel John Hunt and his team had to draw on unimaginable skill and determination, as well as sheer British ingenuity. Everest 1953 is not only a gripping true story of courage and adventure, but a fascinating window into the media contest to cover this seminal event in coronation year. The Times had exclusive access to the team, but the Daily Mail and other papers used subterfuge and shenanigans to get their scoops. Revealing the answers to long-enduring controversies -- did Tenzing or Hillary actually reach the top first? -- and exploring the legacy of this great ascent, it is the perfect way to commemorate a year of British sporting triumph.


High Adventure

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Author: Sir Edmund Hillary
Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited
ISBN: 8174369945
Format: PDF, Mobi
Pages : 256
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Size: 30.85 MB
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High Adventure

by Sir Edmund Hillary, High Adventure Books available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Docs and Mobi Format. Download High Adventure books, In 1953, when he was thirty-three years old, Edmund Hillary became the first man to stand at the summit of Mount Everest, the Holy Grail for a generation of mountain climbers who had tried and failed to reach the highest point on earth (29,035 feet). High Adventure is HillaryÕs definitive and wonderfully entertaining memoir of his Himalayan quest, beginning with the 1951 expedition that discovered a possible route up the south slope of Everest, and culminating in the successful expedition of 1953 led by Sir John Hunt. HillaryÕs memoir takes us step-by step up the slopes of Everest, describing vividly and in great detail the agonizing climb that he and Tenzing Norgay embarked upon, the perils they faced, and the dramatic final ascent that forever secured them a place of honour in the annals of human exploration. High Adventure is a mountaineering classic, to be sure. But it is also a thrilling and inspiring story of courage and endurance Ð a story that will captivate a new generation of readers on the 60th anniversary of HillaryÕs extraordinary achievement.


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Author: دافيد فرومكين
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781855131637
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Pages : 713
Category : Great Britain
Languages : ar
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The Crystal Horizon

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Author: Reinhold Messner
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
ISBN: 9781861261762
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Pages : 322
Category : Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Languages : en
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The Crystal Horizon

by Reinhold Messner, The Crystal Horizon Books available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Docs and Mobi Format. Download The Crystal Horizon books, On 20 August 1980 Reinhold Messner reached the summit of Everest - alone and without the use of oxygen. This is an account of his extraordinary achievement. Messner describes his journey through Tibet and identifies with mountaineers who went before him, such as Mallory, Irvine and Wilson.


The Call Of Everest

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Author: Conrad Anker
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426212410
Format: PDF, Mobi
Pages : 275
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
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The Call Of Everest

by Conrad Anker, The Call Of Everest Books available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Docs and Mobi Format. Download The Call Of Everest books, Gripping and sumptuous, this is the definitive book on the history, mystique, and science of Mount Everest, including how climate change is impacting the world's tallest mountain. In 1963, the American Mount Everest Expedition made mountaineering history. It was the first American venture to successfully scale the legendary peak and the first successful climb up the hazardous West Ridge (a climb so difficult no one has yet repeated it). In 2012, adventurer Conrad Anker led a National Geographic/The North Face team up the mountain to enact a legacy climb. Environmental changes and overcrowding led to challenges and disappointments, but yet the mountain maintains its allure. Now, steely-eyed Anker leads a team of writers in a book designed to celebrate the world's most famous mountain, to look back over the years of climbing triumphs and tragedies, and to spotlight what has changed--and what remains eternal--on Mount Everest. Telltale signs of Everest's current state, never-before-published photography, and cutting-edge science expose the world's tallest peak--its ancient meaning, its ever-present challenges, and its future in a world of disappearing ice.


No Shortcuts To The Top

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Author: Ed Viesturs
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767926416
Format: PDF, ePub
Pages : 368
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
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No Shortcuts To The Top

by Ed Viesturs, No Shortcuts To The Top Books available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Docs and Mobi Format. Download No Shortcuts To The Top books, This gripping and triumphant memoir from the author of The Mountain follows a living legend of extreme mountaineering as he makes his assault on history, one 8,000-meter summit at a time. For eighteen years Ed Viesturs pursued climbing’s holy grail: to stand atop the world’s fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen. But No Shortcuts to the Top is as much about the man who would become the first American to achieve that goal as it is about his stunning quest. As Viesturs recounts the stories of his most harrowing climbs, he reveals a man torn between the flat, safe world he and his loved ones share and the majestic and deadly places where only he can go. A preternaturally cautious climber who once turned back 300 feet from the top of Everest but who would not shrink from a peak (Annapurna) known to claim the life of one climber for every two who reached its summit, Viesturs lives by an unyielding motto, “Reaching the summit is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” It is with this philosophy that he vividly describes fatal errors in judgment made by his fellow climbers as well as a few of his own close calls and gallant rescues. And, for the first time, he details his own pivotal and heroic role in the 1996 Everest disaster made famous in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air. In addition to the raw excitement of Viesturs’s odyssey, No Shortcuts to the Top is leavened with many funny moments revealing the camaraderie between climbers. It is more than the first full account of one of the staggering accomplishments of our time; it is a portrait of a brave and devoted family man and his beliefs that shaped this most perilous and magnificent pursuit.


The Adventurer S Handbook

The Adventurer s Handbook PDF
Author: Mick Conefrey
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230113268
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Pages : 256
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Size: 31.29 MB
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The Adventurer S Handbook

by Mick Conefrey, The Adventurer S Handbook Books available in PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Docs and Mobi Format. Download The Adventurer S Handbook books, What makes a good explorer? Adaptability, ambition, stamina, self-confidence, curiosity, optimism, authority—and fund-raising ability. Though few of us will ever have to face a charging elephant, or survive solely on penguin stew, when it comes to project management, crisis aversion, or any number of everyday problems, there is much we can learn from the larger-than-life tales of the world's most famous adventurers. Here, award-winning documentarian Mick Conefrey pulls practical advice from their original diaries and logs, like how to survive an anaconda attack (wait until it has swallowed your legs, then reach down and cut its head off), and how to keep morale up (according to Ernest Shackleton, "A good laugh doesn't require any additional weight"). In addition to the wonderful characters and stories, this book offers many lessons on how to set sail without a clear path home. Answers to some important questions, courtesy of The Adventurer's Handbook: * How many corpses are believed to be on Mt. Everest? Answer: 120 * How is polar bear meat best prepared? Answer: Raw and frozen. * What do you do if attacked by a charging lion? Answer: Stand very still and stare it down. * What should you wear when crossing a desert? Answer: Lots of layers—fabric absorbs sweat and prolongs its cooling action.