This is the story of how, on 29 May, 1953, two men, both endowed with outstanding stamina and skill, reached the top of Everest and came back unscathed to rejoin their comrades.
'Yet this will not be the whole story, for the ascent of Everest was not the work of one day, nor even of those few anxious, unforgettable weeks in which we prepared and climbed this summer.
It is, in fact, a tale of sustained and tenacious endeavour by many, over a long period of time...
We of the 1953 Everest Expedition are proud to share the glory with our predecessors.' Sir John Hunt
About the Author
John Hunt, Baron Hunt, in full Henry Cecil John Hunt, Baron Hunt of Llanfair Waterdine (born June 22, 1910, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England - died November 7 or 8, 1998, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire), British army officer, mountaineer, and explorer who led the expedition on which Edmund (later Sir Edmund) Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain (29,035 feet [8,850 metres]
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st January 2002