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Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's…

Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak

by Matt Dickinson

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This book covers the main aspects of Everest and includes the storm of 1996 when Dickinson was on the north side of the mountain. Dickinson combines experience and research to produce the main text. However, it is more than a simple narrative, rather it's an interactive book. There are lots of bits and pieces to pull out and look at, including maps, money and prayer flags. A more unusual additions are a kit list, information and requirements for prospective mountaineers, which gives a more interesting perspective than the usual accounts of Everest.
  Tselja | Oct 21, 2014 |
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Everest brings the world's mightiest peak alive in a way no traditional book can. Readers can chart a route on an early map of Everest, hold a Tibetan prayer flag like those generations of mountaineers have left at Everest's summit and examine a dossier (complete with survival tips) for commercial clients attempting to climb the mountain. In addition to the interactive pull-outs, Matt Dickinson also provides a complete history of the mountain including the pre-war attempts to summit Everest, the dangerous conditions, the recent discovery of long-lost climber George Mallory's body along with the mountain's geography and the myths and legends that surround it.

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