Epic Adventure: Epic Climbs by John Cleare
  

Synopsis

Epic Adventure: Epic Climbs by John Cleare

Nothing is quite so awe inspiring, or inhospitable to humans as the world's tallest mountains. Journey to the European Alps, the Himalaya, the Karakoram Range, and the polar region of North America with one of the world's great climbers and discover how mountaineers reached the top of five of the world's highest mountains for the first time. Meet the pioneers who braved incredible dangers like rock falls, crevasses, whiteouts, and avalanches to summit against all odds. Large fold-out posters and gatefolds illustrate the story of each dangerous climb, and detailed maps show how later climbers changed the routes to the summit. Throughout it all, readers will explore the fascinating question of what drives these adventurers to reach the top, no matter the cost.

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The Horn BookInformative and accessible, each book contains archival images, detailed maps, and poster-size foldout pages that, in turn, add interest and variation to the texts. Library Media ConnectionThrough photos, maps, and lots of primary -source quotes, readers will follow these intrepid explorers along their journeys and learn about the hardships and dangers they faced.Of special interest are a section on famous women climbers, scans of Cook's request for trip supplies, and some old maps that show just how much these explorers contributed to our knowledge. . . . The best thing about these books is the careful attention to detail... The Nonfiction Detective (blog)Stunning photographs grace the pages of this high-interest book about five of the world's highest peaks. . . . It's a book that will definitely circulate again and again. Charts are effectively used throughout the book to document the names and dates of attempts to reach the summits. . . . Epic Climbs is sure to be a popular book with kids who love to read about real life adventures! Infodad.com[A]s a visual exploration of some of the world's most challenging peaks and the people who have surmounted them (if not tamed them

About the Author

Addicted to mountaineering since schooldays, John Cleare has climbed, skied and explored among the mountains of six continents, led numerous expeditions and made first ascents in the Alps, Africa, and the Himalaya. He has been a professional photographer for 50 years and has an international reputation as a mountain and wilderness photographer. He has made films on the Matterhorn, the Eiger, Everest, and elsewhere, and his picture archive, Mountain Camera, is well known. John and his wife live in rural Wiltshire.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
64 pages

Author

John Cleare
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Publisher

Kingfisher Books Ltd an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

16th May 2011

ISBN

9780753465738


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