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Climbing Everest : Tales of Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Mountain - Audrey Salkeld

Climbing Everest

Tales of Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Mountain

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2003
ISBN: 9780792251057
Number Of Pages: 128
For Ages: 10 - 13 years old

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These gripping accounts of adventure and danger will mesmerizer readers from cover to cover.

Stunning illustrations and compelling text provide an up-close look at six famous ascents of the world' s highest mountain.

Detailed chapters cover the enduring mystery of George Mallory' s death on Everest; Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay' s triumphant first steps on the summit; the Chinese team' s scaling of the mountain from Tibet; Reinhold Messner' s two monumental climbs (one without supplemental oxygen, the other solo); the 1983 American summit via the treacherous East Face; and the heartbreaking 1996 tragedy that claimed the lives of eight climbers during a lethal storm.

Sidebars provide a wealth of additional information--from Everest' s unique geography to the effects of altitude, to the Sherpa culture--while extensive backmatter includes a chronology, glossary, an Everest records chart, Everest " Hall of Fame" profiles, and other reference materials for climbing aficionados.

Because it's there: George Mallory attempts the climb -- On top of the world: Tenzing Norgay reaches the top -- The red flag in the summit snow: Chinese expedition finds new ways -- Everest by fair means: Reinhold Messner marches to his own drumbeat -- Kangshung Face: the east side story: American team tries the other side -- Everest for everyone?: Rob Hall and Scott Fischer's groups face deadly storm.

ISBN: 9780792251057
ISBN-10: 0792251059
Audience: Children
For Ages: 10 - 13 years old
For Grades: 5 - 8
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st May 2003
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 25.4  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.54

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