To the Top The Story of Everest by Stephen Venables
  

Synopsis

To the Top The Story of Everest by Stephen Venables

Rising to 8848 metres above sea-level, Mount Everest is the highest mountain on earth. It is considered a holy place by some - it also presents one of mountaineering's greatest and most enduring challenges. The history of climbing Everest, from the earliest expeditions in the 1920s to the daring feats of today, is a chronicle of tragic failures and triumphant achievements, featuring some of the world's most celebrated climbers - George Mallory, Tenzing Norgay, Sir Edmund Hillary. To the Top tells their stories and creates a picture of what drives people to brave the dangers of Everest - and what it feels like to stand on top of the world.

About the Author

Stephen Venables is one of the most renowned mountain climbers in the world today. In 1988, he was part of an expedition attempting to pioneer a new route to the summit of Everest and was the only member of the team to make it all the way to the top. Trapped at 8,800 metres, without oxygen, exposed to the elements and with no shelter, Venables survived a harrowing night on the mountain - an experience he retells in this book. His climbs have been filmed by National Geographic, and he was one of three expert climbers featured in the IMAX film Shackleton's Ice Adventure. Stephen Venables is also an author of books for adults and has won the prestigious Boardman Tasker Award and the Grand Prize at the Banff Festival for Mountain Literature. This is his first book for Walker.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
96 pages
Interest Age: 9+

Author

Stephen Venables
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Publication date

5th May 2003

ISBN

9780744586626


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