Everest Conquest in the Himalaya

we now know that haemorrhages in the retinal veins of the eyes are extremely common at Himalayan altitudes but are not thought to contribute directly to loss of vision or to initiate neurological signs or symptoms.

Author: Richard Sale

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 9781781596753

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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A history of those who have scaled Mount Everest—and the advances in mountaineering over a century. At one time, the summits of the world’s highest peaks—Everest included—were beyond reach. Pioneering attempts to overcome the dangers of climbing at extremely high altitudes ended in failure, sometimes with disastrous consequences. Yet today, high-altitude ascents are frequent, almost commonplace. Everest can be conquered by relatively inexperienced mountaineers, and their exploits barely merit media attention—unless they go fatally wrong. This dramatic history of Everest climbs describes in vivid detail the struggle to conquer the mountain and the advances in scientific knowledge that made the conquest possible. It also offers compelling insight into the science of mountaineering—as well as the physical and psychological challenges faced by individuals who choose to test themselves in some of the harshest conditions on earth.


However the book does not solely deal with the attempts to summit the majestic Everest.

Author: Philip Parker

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781844862382

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 347

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At some 1500 miles long and 250 miles at its widest the Himalaya range is home to the fourteen greatest mountain peaks on the planet each of which towers over 8,000 metres. Celebrated by the region�s early ancient kingdoms, many of these peaks remain sacred in both the Hindu and Buddhist religions and have additionally inspired western explorers and adventurers for some 300 years. Himalaya examines the geographical origins of the region, its earliest peoples and the onward western discovery and exploration commencing with the Jesuits, progressing through myriad nineteenth century gentlemen surveyors, culminating in Edmund Hilary and Tensing Norgay�s ascent of Everest in 1953 and continuing to the present day with extreme mountaineers and adventure tourists. However the book does not solely deal with the attempts to summit the majestic Everest. Its broader brief, and chronological structure, allows the inclusion of narrative and journal extracts from the equally heroic pioneering ascents of Himalayan peaks including K2 (1954), Nanga Parbat (1953), Annapurna (1950), Kangchenjunga (1955), and Lhotse (1956) as well as subsequent new frontiers, peaks, routes and mountaineering techniques. The volume includes specially commissioned pieces where legendary climbers reflect on their intrepid experiences and heroism on the highest mountains on earth. These accounts are set beside stunning commissioned cartography, historical photographs, newly shot stills of ephemera and artifacts as well as the most recent Himalayan work from some of the world�s leading adventure photographers.

Everest and Conquest in the Himalaya

This fascinating study of the dramatic history of Everest climbs describes in vivid detail the struggle to conquer the mountain and the advances in scientific knowledge that made the conquest possible.

Author: Richard Sale

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 1848841396

Category: History

Page: 231

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This fascinating study of the dramatic history of Everest climbs describes in vivid detail the struggle to conquer the mountain and the advances in scientific knowledge that made the conquest possible. Their account gives a compelling insight into the science of mountaineering as well as the physical and psychological challenges faced.

The Challenge of K2

For a review of these designations and the final naming of the peak after Sir George Everest, a later superintendent of the GTS, see R. Sale and G. Rodway, Everest and Conquest in the Himalaya (Pen & Sword, Barnsley, 2011), pp.

Author: Richard Sale

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844687022

Category: History

Page: 256

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K2 is a legend - one of the most demanding mountaineering challenges in the world and one of the most treacherous. Extreme, unpredictable weather and the acutely difficult climbing conditions test the technique, endurance and psychological strength of the most experienced mountaineers to the limit and often beyond. Many of the men and women who have sought to reach the summit have failed, often with tragic consequences - over 70 of them have died or disappeared. Yet this, the second highest mountain on Earth, continues to exercise for the worlds top mountaineers a special, and all too often lethal attraction. Richard Sales fascinating new book traces the climbing history of K2 over the last 150 years, he shows in graphic detail how it acquired this awesome reputation: it was during the first serious attempts on the summit in the 1930s and 1950s that K2 became known as the Savage Mountain.

Tales of the Himalaya

आपात २० पैसा A POSTAGE BINDIA सक TEL 29.5-33 NEPAL 2 AS CONQUEST OF EVEREST A Tale of Philately Philately has been for me the opening up of the world , an introduction and finishing course in geography , a lifting of the ...

Author: Lawrence W. Swan

Publisher: Mountain N' Air Books

ISBN: 1879415291

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 236

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2 Quoted in John Keay, When Men and Mountains Meet: The Explorers of the Western Himalayas, 1820–65, John Murray, 1977, ... 59–60 2 Wade Davis, Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest, Bodley Head, London, ...

Author: John Keay

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526643971

Category: History

Page: 433

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'Adds the human element to the hard rock. And what a rich vein it is.' Michael Palin History has not been kind to Himalaya. Empires have collided here, cultures have clashed. Buddhist India claimed it from the south, Islam put down roots in its western approaches, Mongols and Manchus rode in from the north, and, from the east, China continues to absorb what it prefers not to call Tibet. Hunters have decimated its wildlife and mountaineers have bagged its peaks. Today, machinery gouges minerals out of its rock. Roughly the size of Europe, the region is one of the most seismically active on the planet. Summers bring avalanches, rainfall triggers landslides and winters obliterate trails. Glaciers retreat, rivers change course and whole lakes quietly evaporate. To some, Himalaya is an otherworldly realm, profoundly life-changing, yet forbidding and forbidden. It has mesmerised scholars and mystics, sportsmen and spies, pilgrims and mapmakers who have mingled with the farmers and traders on the 'Roof of the World'. Himalaya is the story of one of the last great wildernesses and, in particular, of the bizarre discoveries and improbable achievements of its pioneers. Ranging from botany to trade, from the Great Game to today's geopolitics, John Keay draws on a lifetime of exploration and study to enlighten and delight with this lively biography of a region in crisis.


Davis, Wade, Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest, London, 2011. Desideri, Ippolito, An Account of Tibet: The Travels of Ippolito Desideri of Pistoia, London, 1932. Dhondup, Kelsang, The Water-Horse and ...

Author: Ed Douglas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473546141

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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'Magnificent ... this book is unlikely to be surpassed' Telegraph This is the first major history of the Himalaya: an epic story of peoples, cultures and adventures among the world's highest mountains. SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 DUFF COOPER PRIZE An epic story of peoples, cultures and adventures among the world's highest mountains: here Jesuit missionaries exchanged technologies with Tibetan Lamas, Mongol Khans employed Nepali craftsmen, Armenian merchants exchanged musk and gold with Mughals. Featuring scholars and tyrants, bandits and CIA agents, go-betweens and revolutionaries, Himalaya is a panoramic, character-driven history on the grandest but also the most human scale, by far the most comprehensive yet written, encompassing geology and genetics, botany and art, and bursting with stories of courage and resourcefulness. 'Magisterial' The Times 'His observations are sharp...his writing glows' New York Review of Books SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 BOARDMAN TASKER AWARD FOR MOUNTAIN LITERATURE

Fallen Giants

For firsthand accounts of the Houston Mount Everest expedition, see L. V. Stewart Blacker, “The Mount Everest Flights,” Himalayan Journal6 (1934): 54–66; Blacker, “The Aërial Conquest of Everest”; Fellowes, First over Everest!;

Author: Maurice Isserman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300164206

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 592

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In the first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in 50 years, the authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s, and they compellingly evoke the social and cultural worlds that gave rise to those expeditions.

Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya

Nepal's trekking trails have evolved from a dense network of Himalayan trade routes, pilgrim paths and herder's ... first to be climbed in 1950, followed by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's iconic conquest of Everest (8848m) in 1953.

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781760340056

Category: Travel

Page: 599

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Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get to the heart of the Nepal Himalaya and begin your journey now!

Prelude to Everest

Up the Himalayas, Good Words 26:18–23, 97–105, 172–178.] Rubenson and Aas. Alpine Club Journal. XXIV. p.313. [Rubenson CW (1908). Kabru in 1907, Alpine J. 24: 310–321.] Belmore Brown and Parker. The Conquest of Mt. McKinley (Denali).

Author: Ian R Mitchell

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781910324080

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Acclaimed hillwalking writers Ian R Mitchell and George Rodway tell the fascinating story of Aberdeen-born Alexander Kellas, and his contribution to mountaineering from the 20th century to the present day. Now a largely neglected figure, Kellas is the pioneer of high altitude physiology, his climbing routes still in evidence today. Follow Kellas' journey, which takes him from the Scottish Cairngorms to the Himalaya, and discover how his struggles and explorations have impacted upon mountaineering today.