Mount Everest

between Mount Everest and Lhotse. Lying at a much higher elevation than the
North Col, the South Col marks the beginning of what is called the Death Zone.
The air here is so thin, or low in oxygen, that humans cannot survive for long.

Author: Ann Heinrichs

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 0761446494

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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A detailed look at the mysterious and exciting Mount Everest.

Climbing Mount Everest

From the moment the British survey feam announced that Mount Everest was the
highest mountain in the World, people began dreqming of being the first to stand
on its summit. Many people became famous for their oftempts. Among the most ...

Author: Therese M. Shea

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1404229396

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Commutative, associative, and distributive properties of mathematics are used in relation to a climb up Mount Everest.


Mount Everest.” It was not clear whether Captain Noel was advocating a definite
attempt to climb the mountain and reach the actual summit, and Mr. Douglas
Freshfield and Dr. Kellas who followed after him referred only to the approaches
to ...

Author: Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan


Category: Self-Help


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"The Mount Everest Committee of the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club desire to express their thanks to Colonel Howard-Bury, Mr. Wollaston, Mr. Mallory, Major Morshead, Major Wheeler and Dr. Heron for the trouble they have taken to write so soon after their return an account of their several parts in the joint work of the Expedition. They have thereby enabled the present Expedition to start with full knowledge of the results of the reconnaissance, and the public to follow the progress of the attempt to reach the summit with full information at hand." -Preface

Mount Everest

If you were standing at the top of Mount Everest , you might know what that feels
like . Mount Everest is the highest mountain peak in the world . At 29,028 feet (
8,848 m ) high , Mount Everest is almost five and a half miles ( 10 km ) high !
Mount ...

Author: Aileen Weintraub

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823956369

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Describes Mount Everest, its weather, its myths and legends, and its dangers.

Mount Everest

Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler climb Mount Everest without bottled
oxygen. Messner climbs Everest without oxygen again, this time by himself.
Göran Kropp cycles to Mount Everest and back. Mallory's body is found near the

Author: Nancy Dickmann

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406241983

Category: Explorers

Page: 32

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Teaches readers about the first explorers who ventured onto the icy peaks of Mount Everest. Read all about the mountain, it's history and some of the most bizarre tales of its exploration.

Climbing Mount Everest

Climbing Mount Everest/ by Kristen Rajczak. p. cm. — (Thrill seekers) Includes
index. ISBN 978-1-4824-6506-8 (pbk.) ISBN 978-1-4824-3285-5 (6-pack) ISBN
978-1-4824-0142-4 (library binding) 1. Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) ...

Author: Kristen Rajczak

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781482465051

Category: Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)

Page: 34

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Reaching the summit of Earth's highest peak, Mount Everest, is a feat that most will never realize. However, readers will feel like they're gasping for air alongside the extreme athletes featured in this book. This text fully explores the history of expeditions up Everest as well as the intense training and unavoidable dangers that thrill seekers must face. Astounding achievements are included, such as climbing Everest blind and reaching the peak without oxygen, while breathtaking photographs will transport readers to the top of the world.

Conquering Mount Everest

This Mount Everest climber displays his frostbitten fingers. Between avalanches,
frostbite, lack of oxygen, and other dangers, why would anyone want to climb
Mount Everest? In the words of British climber George Mallory, “Because it's there

Author: Jackie Glassman

Publisher: Benchmark Education Company

ISBN: 9781450907385

Category: Mountaineering

Page: 32

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Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world, is a cold and forbidding place where there's hardly enough air to breathe. Yet throughout history, people have tried to reach its summit. Some have succeeded, and some have not. Here is the story of a mountain that continues to be one of Earth's last frontiers.

Conquering Mount Everest

29 MOUNTAINS OF THE WORLD Mount McKinley, in Alaska, the highest point in
the United States meters 4,000 6,000 8,000 Gunung Kinabalu, Malaysia Mt
Ararat, Turkey Qullai Garmo, Tajikistan Annapurna, Nepal Cho Oyu, China/Nepal

Author: Robert Sheehan

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781477701614

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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The Himalayas are referred to as “the roof of the world.” Readers will follow climbers as they try to conquer Mount Everest. Full of fun facts and tales of courageous explorers that dare to reach the summit, this will make a perfect addition to any young adventurer’s library.

MOUNT EVEREST The First Expedition of 1921 Illustrated Edition

Watching the movements of the clouds day by day gave me the impression that
the Mount Everest group forms a dividing line between the two monsoon systems
. The monsoon that causes so much rain in Sikkim comes from the Bay of Bengal,

Author: Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788026897804

Category: History

Page: 311

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The 1921 British Mount Everest reconnaissance expedition set off to explore how it might be possible to get to the vicinity of Mount Everest, to reconnoiter possible routes for ascending the mountain, and – if possible – make the first ascent of the highest mountain in the world. A feasible route was discovered from the east up the Kharta Glacier and then crossing the Lhakpa La pass north east of Everest. It was then necessary to descend to the East Rongbuk Glacier before climbing again to Everest's North Col. Initially the expedition explored from the north and discovered the main Rongbuk Glacier, only to find that it seemed to provide no likely routes to the summit. However, at the time it was not realised that the East Rongbuk glacier actually flowed into the Rongbuk glacier – it was thought it descended away to the east. As a reconnaissance the expedition was a success because it determined that a good route might be to approach the East Rongbuk glacier via the Rongbuk glacier, and then follow the North Col route to the summit.

Life and Death on Mt Everest

BEGINNING In May of 1996, eight people in three different parties died in a storm
on Mount Everest. It was not the worst Himalayan mountaineering disaster in
history, but it received enormous public attention, perhaps the most since the time

Author: Sherry B. Ortner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691074488

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Focusing on the relationship between white European and American climbers and their Sherpa guides on Everest climbs throughout this century, the author explores the cultural divides and mutual dependencies that inform these relationships.

I ll Climb Mount Everest Alone

ILSON'S JOURNEY to the foot of Everest was an incredible achievement. ... “
While one cannot but admire the pluck of Captain Maurice Wilson,” the article ran
,“in attempting to climb Mount Everest alone, his whole project and and cereals.

Author: Dennis Roberts

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571306701

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 174

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This is a sad, strange and touchingly heroic book. It tells of a mad, misguided adventure: one man's attempt to conquer Mount Everest. Maurice Wilson belonged to the 'lost generation'. He fought in the First World War, winning the Military Cross, but found the transition to civilian life difficult. He led a restless, rootless life and suffered ill-health. This changed mysteriously in 1932 when through, it would seem, a combination of prayer and fasting he cured himself. His Mount Everest ambitions started to take shape. They could not have been more ambitious. His odyssey was to begin in Britain. He bought himself an airplane. He couldn't fly, was a poor student, but finally learnt the rudiments. Despite all the odds, and much official obstruction, he managed to fly to India. More obstacles followed, but on 21 March, 1934 Maurice Wilson and three Sherpas slipped out of Darjeeling disguises as Buddhist monks. Wilson's first attempt on Mount Everest was solo. It failed. He tried again this time with the three Sherpas. They made better progress initially. From the base camp, Wilson made two more attempts on the final ascent. A year later Eric Shipton's reconnaissance party found his body at the approaches to the North Col. They also found his diary: the final entry read, 'Off again, gorgeous day.' The diary provides an astonishing record of persistence, courage, and a faith that never wavered in the face of appalling hardship and adversity. Although this is a chronicle of failure, the achievement can still be marvelled at. Here was a man with no flying or mountaineering experience whatsoever who managed to fly from Britain to India and then nearly conquers Mount Everest : there are even those who speculate he might have done so but even without that fanciful embellishment it is an extraordinary story. This book, first published in 1957, has been out of print for a very long time. Its renewed availability will delight not just those interested in mountaineering but also connoisseurs of adventure stories.

Daydreamer Dev Climbs Mount Everest

... took out her notepaper. 'I will write to inform your parents that I detained you
after school to complete today's science test. I do not know where this will Read
More in Puffin Diary of a Cricket God By. Daydreamer Dev Climbs Mount Everest

Author: Ken Spillman

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143331896


Page: 52

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Trekking the Mount Everest Trail

_or us, Gorak Shep was the highest point of our trek. We had reached the limit of
our endurance and fitness for high altitude trekking. But, oh, the views! It was the
fulfillment of a lifetime's dreaming about Mount Everest. twas time to retreat from ...

Author: Karen Cox Gray

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781479733323

Category: Photography

Page: 36

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A longed desired trip to see Mount Everest in Nepal became the event of a lifetime for two Midwesterners whose mountain hiking preparation was minimal. This photographic memoir is compiled in homage to the inspiration that carried two neophytes to 17,000 feet on the slopes of the worlds tallest mountain.

Trekking the Mount Everest region of Nepal

Manyrest a night (at least) before attempting to climbthe peak ofKala Pattar,which
offers asplendid viewof Mount Everest and Mount Nuptse. Atrek up herewilltakea
wholeday and apacked lunch andflask of tea arenotabad idea. Or atleast ...


Publisher: Jonathan Mitchell Publishing

ISBN: 9781465832351



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Where Is Mount Everest

With stories of expeditions gone wrong and miraculously successful summit climbs, this is a thrilling addition to the Where Is? series!

Author: Nico Medina

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698412163

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 565


As the recent deaths of sixteen Sherpas underscore, climbing Mount Everest remains a daunting challenge. Located in the Himalayas, Everest is the highest mountain in the world at a whopping 29,029 feet. In this compelling narrative, Nico Medina guides readers through the mountain’s ancient beginnings, first human settlers, historic climbs, and the modern commercialization of mountain-climbing. With stories of expeditions gone wrong and miraculously successful summit climbs, this is a thrilling addition to the Where Is . . . ? series!

The Breathtaking Mystery on Mt Everest The Top of the World

Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.5 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 133397 Lexile Measure: 700 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q ...

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635080214

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Join Grant and Christina on a journey to the top of the world - Mount Everest! Along with their two Sherpa friends, they try to help Uncle Mike and his friend reach the summit. But someone else is trying to make sure they don't! Can they make it past scary statues, mysterious monks, rickety bridges, and a deadly avalanche? Can the handle the b-b-breathtaking c-c-cold? Will a not-so-yackety yak lend a hand (or a hoof)? Oh no! Is that the Abominable Snowman roaring in the distance? Let's start climbing - do you have the courage to come along? Read this mystery - it will take your breath away!Ê Here are some of the integral places in this mystery: Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal - Mt. Everest/Sagarmatha/Chomolungma - Everest View Hotel - Tengboche Monastery - Base Camp on the moraine - Khumbu Glacier - Khumbu Icefall - Himalayan Mountains. Here are some of the integral educational items in this mystery: Sherpas Ð History -Traditions and Foods - Sherpa Tea with Salt and Yak Butter - Tsampa - Breakfast food - Shakpa - Thick Potato Soup - Heating with Yak Dung - Prayer Flags - Angees and chubas - Traditional dress - Legend: -Abode of the Gods -Yeti (or The Abominable Snowman) - Modern Technology incorporated into the Sherpa lifestyle Ð Yaks -Mani Stones -Climbing Gear - Crampons - Compass - Oxygen Tanks - Climbing Harness - GPS -Satellite Phones - Snow glasses - Ice Axes -Nepal - Size - Geography - History - Economy - Rupees - Religions - Hindu - Buddhism - Architecture - Swayambhunath or "The Monkey Temple" - Music and Art - Sarangi - musical instrument played frequently in Nepal - Kalbhairav - A statue to whom people make promises. Each mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! Each mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.5 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 133397 Lexile Measure: 700 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

The Top of the World

In this stunning picture book, Steve Jenkins takes us to Mount Everest - exploring its history, geography, climate, and culture. This unique book takes readers on the ultimate adventure of climbing the great mountain.

Author: Steve Jenkins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547349564

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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In this stunning picture book, Steve Jenkins takes us to Mount Everest - exploring its history, geography, climate, and culture. This unique book takes readers on the ultimate adventure of climbing the great mountain. Travel along and learn what to pack for such a trek and the hardships one may suffer on the way to the top. Avalanches, frostbite, frigid temperatures, wind, and limited oxygen are just a few of the dangers that make scaling this peak one of the most extreme physical challenges one can experience. To stand on the top of Mount Everest is to stand on top of the world. With informative text and exquisitely detailed cut paper illustrations, Steve Jenkins brings this extreme journey alive for young adventurers.

Mount Everest

No place on Earth is higher than the summit of Mount Everest. Learn all about this amazing place from its geography to the brave adventurers who have scaled it.

Author: Nadia Higgins

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781515781608


Page: 64

View: 534


No place on Earth is higher than the summit of Mount Everest. Learn all about this amazing place from its geography to the brave adventurers who have scaled it.

High Adventure

"The 50th anniversary of the historic climb."

Author: Edmund Hillary

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195167344

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 245

View: 180


"With nimble words and a straightforward style, New Zealand mountaineering legend Hillary recollects the bravery and frustration, the agony and glory that marked his Everest odyssey. From the 1951 expedition that led to the discovery of the southern route, through the grueling Himalayan training of 1952, and on to the successful 1953 expedition led by Colonel John Hunt, Hillary conveys in precise language the mountain's unforgiving conditions. In explicit detail he recalls an Everest where chaotic icefalls force costly detours, unstable snow ledges promise to avalanche at the slightest misstep, and brutal weather shifts from pulse-stopping cold to fiendish heat in mere minutes.".