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

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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 29,028 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 Lost Explorer

In 1999, Conrad Anker found the body of George Mallory on Mount Everest, casting an entirely new light on the mystery of the lost explorer.

Author: Conrad Anker

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472113313

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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In 1999, Conrad Anker found the body of George Mallory on Mount Everest, casting an entirely new light on the mystery of the lost explorer. On 8 June 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew 'Sandy' Irvine were last seen climbing towards the summit of Everest. The clouds closed around them and they were lost to history, leaving the world to wonder whether or not they actually reached the summit - some 29 years before Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay. On 1 May 1999, Conrad Anker, one of the world's foremost mountaineers, made the momentous discovery - Mallory's body, lying frozen into the scree at 27,000 feet on Everest's north face. Recounting this day, the authors go on to assess the clues provided by the body, its position, and the possibility that Mallory had successfully climbed the Second Step, a 90-foot sheer cliff that is the single hardest obstacle on the north face. A remarkable story of a charming and immensely able man, told by an equally talented modern climber.

The Epic of Mount Everest

The Epic of Mount Everest, first published in 1926, is the exciting story of the first attempts to reach the summit of Mount Everest, including that of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, who disappeared and died in the 1924 expedition.

Author: Sir Francis Younghusband

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781789128895

Category: History

Page: 215

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The Epic of Mount Everest, first published in 1926, is the exciting story of the first attempts to reach the summit of Mount Everest, including that of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, who disappeared and died in the 1924 expedition. Considered “must reading” for mountaineers, The Epic of Mount Everest provides a fascinating insight into the men, methods, and struggles of early mountain-climbers. Included are 15 pages of illustrations and 2 maps.

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.

I ll Climb Mount Everest Alone

This is a sad, strange and touchingly heroic book.

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.

Everest 1951

Everest 1951 is a short but vitally important read for anybody with any interest in mountaineering or in Everest. The 1951 Everest Expedition marked the public highpoint of Shipton's mountaineering fame.

Author: Eric Shipton

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 9781906148836

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest. They climbed from the south, from Nepal, via the Khumbu Glacier - a route first pioneered in 1951 by a reconnaissance expedition led by Eric Shipton. Everest 1951 is the account of this expedition. It was the first to approach the mountain from the south side, it pioneered a route through the Khumbu icefall and it was the expedition on which Hillary set foot on Everest for the first time. Everest 1951 is a short but vitally important read for anybody with any interest in mountaineering or in Everest. The 1951 Everest Expedition marked the public highpoint of Shipton's mountaineering fame. Key information was discovered and the foundations laid for future success. Despite this, Shipton's critics felt he had a 'lack of trust' and thus failed to match the urgent mood of the period. Despite having been on more Everest expeditions than any man alive, he was 'eased' out of the crucial leadership role in 1953 and so missed the huge public acclaim given to Hillary, Tenzing Norgay and John Hunt after their historic success.

Mount Everest Only the Sky Above

ONLY THE SKY ABOVE Mount Everest, 29,028 feet—on May 27th, 1999, Helga Hengge reaches the top of the world, the highpoint of an exciting career between the extremes of creative work and outstanding mountaineering achievement.

Author: Helga Hengge

Publisher: Helgahengge.com

ISBN: 9783982034119

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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ONLY THE SKY ABOVE Mount Everest, 29,028 feet—on May 27th, 1999, Helga Hengge reaches the top of the world, the highpoint of an exciting career between the extremes of creative work and outstanding mountaineering achievement. In her inspiring account she takes her readers on an adventure through Tibet and up to the summit of Mount Everest with emotional and authentic insights into the dynamics of tackling the ultimate challenge. Accompanied by spectacular images of her two-month long ascent via the Northeast Ridge in Tibet she shares her story of pushing physical and emotional boundaries in the face of challenge. She talks about the step-by-step ascent, the power of a team, dealing with setbacks, and about trusting your inner strength. The highlight of her account is the ascent to the summit and the fulfillment of a great dream. The moment, when there is only the sky above. Helga Hengge, who has dual citizenship, was the first German woman to successfully summit Everest and the first American woman to do so from the North side.

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

Category:

Page: 64

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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.

Mount Everest

Explore the past, present, and future of Mount Everest. Beautiful photos, fact-filled text, and engaging infographics help readers learn all about this natural wonder and how to protect it long into the future.

Author: Lisa M. Bolt Simons

Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 9781635177312

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Explore the past, present, and future of Mount Everest. Beautiful photos, fact-filled text, and engaging infographics help readers learn all about this natural wonder and how to protect it long into the future.

Conquering Mount Everest

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.

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.

Life and Death on Mt Everest

This book is a must read for any student of Tibet and the history of the interactions of Westerners and Tibetan peoples.

Author: Sherry B. Ortner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691074488

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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Through gripping accounts of expeditions over the decades, Ortner offers a probing look at the relationship between Sherpa guides of Mt. Everest and the climbers (or "sahibs") who depend upon them. 30 halftones. 3 maps.

Dead Lucky

Lincoln Hall's breathtaking account of surviving a night in Everest's "death zone." Lincoln Hall likes to say that on the evening of May 25, 2006, he died on Everest.

Author: Lincoln Hall

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440630910

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Lincoln Hall's breathtaking account of surviving a night in Everest's "death zone." Lincoln Hall likes to say that on the evening of May 25, 2006, he died on Everest. Indeed, Hall attempted to climb the mountain during a deadly season in which eleven people perished. And he was, in fact, pronounced dead, after collapsing from altitude sickness. Two Sherpas spent hours trying to revive him, but as darkness fell, word came via radio from the expedition's leader that they should descend in order to save themselves. The news of Hall's death traveled rapidly from mountaineering websites to news media around the world, and ultimately to his family back in Australia. Early the next morning, however, an American guide, climbing with two clients and a Sherpa, was startled to find Hall sitting cross-legged on a sharp crest of the summit ridge. In this page-turning account of survival against all odds, Hall chronicles in fascinating detail the days and nights that led up to his fateful night in Mount Everest's "death zone." His story is all the more miraculous given his climbing history. Hall had been part of Australia's first attempt to reach the top of Everest in 1984 but had not done any major climbing for many years, having set aside his passion in order to support his family. While others in the team achieved their dream during this 1984 expedition, Hall was forced to turn back due to illness. Thus, his triumph in reaching the summit at the age of fifty is a story unto itself. So, too, is Hall's description of his family's experience back in Australia, as sudden grief turned to relief and joy in a matter of hours. Rarely has there been such a thrilling narrative of one man's encounter with the world's tallest mountain.

The Epic of Mount Everest

This is his account of the three separate expeditions to Mount Everest in 1921, 1922 and 1924—the expedition in which Mallory and Irving lost their lives.

Author: Francis Younghusband

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Adult MM

ISBN: 0330482858

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 254

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Francis Younghusband was the first chairman of the Mount Everest Committee of the Royal Geographical Society. This is his account of the three separate expeditions to Mount Everest in 1921, 1922 and 1924—the expedition in which Mallory and Irving lost their lives.

Surviving Mount Everest

Since the beginning of time, we have been fascinated with heights. Mount Everest, therefore, is at the tip top of our fascination. In this tale, you call the shots in trying to conquer dizzying heights.

Author: Blake Hoena

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781515771692

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Since the beginning of time, we have been fascinated with heights. Mount Everest, therefore, is at the tip top of our fascination. In this tale, you call the shots in trying to conquer dizzying heights. Each decision becomes more important than the last as you climb heavenward. Will you make it? Will you fall? Will you survive at all? YOU CHOOSE how this adventure ends.

Mount Everest

At the border of Nepal and Tibet, climbers try to reach the highest point above sea level. Mount Everest looks at when and how this mountain formed and what the future looks like for the popular climbing peak.

Author: Martha London

Publisher: Engineered by Nature

ISBN: 1532192894

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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At the border of Nepal and Tibet, climbers try to reach the highest point above sea level. Mount Everest looks at when and how this mountain formed and what the future looks like for the popular climbing peak. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Kids Core is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Mount Everest National Park

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Author: Margaret Jefferies

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016518651

Category: Travel

Page: 192

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Reference and guide to the region surrounding Mount Everest.

Nepalese Climbers on Mount Everest

... 27 Pasang Dawa Sherpa (known as Padawa) 3,d Ascent May 16, 2002 British
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Sherpa 3'" Ascent May 16, 2002 British NEPALESE CLlMBERS ON MOUNT
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Author: Ang Phurba Sherpa

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015052759118

Category: Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)

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With brief biographical details of the climbers.