Everest: The Best Writing and Pictures from Seventy Years of Human Endeavour

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316904896
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Publication date: 11/1/1993
  • Pages: 208

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Introduction 8
A Household Word 10
The Spotless Pinnacle of the World 15
'The Finest Cenotaph in the World': 1921-1939
The Dream of Everest 18
We have established the way 20
The tortures of Tantalus 26
The Lama's Tale 33
Two frail mortals 34
The Riddle of Mallory and Irvine 39
The Wrong Mountain 41
My nastiest moment 42
Mirages at 28,000 Feet 46
The mad Yorkshireman 47
One Day Mount Everest Will be Climbed 49
'Ed, My Boy, This is Everest': 1950-1969
A Remarkable View 52
The Mystery of the Yeti 55
A new world 57
It seemed like a lifetime 60
The Great Mystery 65
How we climbed Chomolungma 66
Ridiculously Far-fetched? 69
Promises to keep 70
The Why of Climbing 77
I was in heaven 78
'All the World Lay Before Us': 1970-1979
Sorry, Harsh, you've had it 82
All the winds of Asia 86
A Breath of Fresh Air 93
Women on Top 94
The loneliest people in the world 96
The Great Oxygen Controversy 101
No sacrifice could be big enough 104
'A Dreamlike Sense of Disbelief': 1980-1993
The summit at [actual symbol not reproducible] below 111
A partner in myself 114
To spend eternity 119
A new star to follow 124
A fine day for me 128
The Kangshung Face 138
A proper farewell 139
Sweet and sour 142
Avalanche! 150
Absent friends 152
A Dangerous Day 157
'Ya gotta want it!' 158
Plaudits and Brickbats 164
Get down or die 166
Records and tragedies 172
All Toes are Numb 178
Seven times to the summit 180
Ten minutes on the ridge 182
Everest - the Thirteen Routes 186
The geology of Everest 188
The Mount Everest Foundation 190
Appendix: Ascents of Everest 191
Appendix: Deaths on Everest 198
Bibliography 202
Sources and Acknowledgements 205
Photographers and Picture Sources 205
Editor's Note 206
Index 207
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