Everest 1922: The Epic Story of the First Attempt on the World's Highest Mountain

Everest 1922: The Epic Story of the First Attempt on the World's Highest Mountain

by Mick Conefrey
Everest 1922: The Epic Story of the First Attempt on the World's Highest Mountain

Everest 1922: The Epic Story of the First Attempt on the World's Highest Mountain

by Mick Conefrey

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Overview

The dramatic and inspiring account of the very first attempt to climb Mount Everest, published to coincide with the centenary of the expedition of 1922.

The first attempt on Everest in 1922 by George Leigh Mallory and a British team is an extraordinary story full of controversy, drama, and incident, populated by a set of larger-than-life characters straight out of an adventure novel.

The expedition ended in tragedy when, on their third bid for the top, Mallory's party was hit by an avalanche that left seven men dead. Using diaries, letters, and unpublished accounts, Mick Conefrey creates a rich, character-driven narrative that explores the motivations and private dramas of the key individuals—detailing their backroom politics and bitter rivalries—who masterminded this epic adventure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781639361465
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 05/31/2022
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: eBook
Pages: 352
File size: 16 MB
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About the Author

Mick Conefrey is an award-winning author and documentary filmmaker. Mick created the landmark BBC series The Race for Everest to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the first ascent. His previous books include Everest 1922; The Adventurer’s Handbook; Everest 1953, the winner of a Leggimontagna Award; and The Ghosts of K2, which won the National Outdoor Book Award. Conefrey lives in England.

Table of Contents

Dramatis Personae viii

Introduction 1

1 Himalayans at Play 7

2 No Place for Old Men 47

3 The Hardest Push 85

4 Larger than Life 105

5 Oxygen Drill 131

6 News from the North 157

7 We May Be Gone Some Time 181

8 The Gas Offensive 203

9 Summit Fever 223

10 Trouble in the Sanctuary 239

11 A Terrible Enemy 255

12 2020 Hindsight 277

Bibliography and Sources 290

Acknowledgements 295

Index 297

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