Everest

The classic tale of the first accent of Everest's dangerous West Ridge.

Author: Thomas F. Hornbein

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ISBN: 1594857075

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The classic tale of the first accent of Everest's dangerous West Ridge.

Everest

Details the author and his partner Willi Unsoeld's ascent of Everest's West Ridge in 1963.

Author: Thomas F. Hornbein

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 0898866162

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Details the author and his partner Willi Unsoeld's ascent of Everest's West Ridge in 1963.

Everest

In addition to a new foreword by Jon Krakauer, this volume also features a new preface by Hornbein along with a series of prefaces he wrote for earlier editions, including the original from 1965, and a map by Dee Molenaar.

Author: Thomas F. Hornbein

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594858642

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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"Not only did Hornbein play a crucial role in one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in the history of mountaineering, his account of the feat is one of the finest things ever written about this peculiar, hazardous, and uncommonly engaging pursuit." —Jon Krakauer * Special anniversary edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest via the West Ridge * The West Ridge remains the least attempted and most deadly of recognized routes on Everest * In 2012 major media covered two failed expeditions on the West Ridge; both teams are planning to try again in 2013 In 1963, Jim Whittaker became the first American to summit Everest via the South Col route. Roughly two weeks after Whittaker's achievement, Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld, fellow American mountaineers on the same expedition, became the first climbers ever to summit the world's highest peak via the dangerous and forbidding West Ridge—a route on which only a handful of climbers have since succeeded. This special 50th anniversary edition reintroduces the adventure in a larger format with full-color photographs by members of the expedition, including leader Norman G. Dyhrenfurth and team doctor Jim Lester. In addition to a new foreword by Jon Krakauer, this volume also features a new preface by Hornbein along with a series of prefaces he wrote for earlier editions, including the original from 1965, and a map by Dee Molenaar. Updated bios of all the American Mount Everest Expedition team members, written by climber Broughton Coburn, are now accompanied by contemporary portraits from the expedition.

Everest the Cruel Way

Further progress seemed impossible. Everest the Cruel Way is Joe Tasker's story of an attempt to climb the highest mountain on earth - an attempt which pushed a group of Britain's finest mountaineers to their limits.

Author: Joe Tasker

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 9781906148744

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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On 30 January 1981 Joe Tasker and Ade Burgess stood at 24,000 feet on the west ridge of Mount Everest. Below them were their companions, some exhausted, some crippled by illness, all virtually incapacitated. Further progress seemed impossible. Everest the Cruel Way is Joe Tasker's story of an attempt to climb the highest mountain on earth - an attempt which pushed a group of Britain's finest mountaineers to their limits. The goal had been to climb Mount Everest at its hardest: via the infamous west ridge, without supplementary oxygen and in winter. Tasker's epic account vividly describes experiences which no climber had previously endured. Close up and personal, it is a gripping account of day to day life on expedition and of the struggle to live at high altitude. Joe Tasker was one of Britain's best mountaineers. He was a pioneer of lightweight, Alpine-style climbing in the Greater Ranges and had a special talent for writing. He died, along with his friend Peter Boardman, high on Everest in 1982 while attempting a new and unclimbed line. Both men were superb mountaineers and talented writers.

The Mountain

The only American to have climbed all fourteen of the world's eight-thousand-meter peaks sets his sights on Mount Everest, in a work that combines his own climbs as well as narratives of famous climbs throughout the last century.

Author: Ed Viesturs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451694741

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The only American to have climbed all fourteen of the world's eight-thousand-meter peaks sets his sights on Mount Everest, in a work that combines his own climbs as well as narratives of famous climbs throughout the last century.

LIFE

EVEREST. CONTINUED Then, still on oxygen, down they went again until at 5:50 in the evening, staggering with weariness, ... and Jim and Gombu, but also by an ascent of Everest's West Ridge, which had never been scaled or even attempted.

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