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5.0 étoiles sur 5Well-chosen, well-edited collection for Everest junkies6 août 2006
Par Nina M. Osier - Publié sur Amazon.com
To mark the 50th anniversary of the first successful climb to the summit of Mount Everest, editor Lewis assembled thirty chapters written by literal Everest eyewitnesses. Not every writer whose account he includes climbed the mountain at all, let alone made it to the summit. The earliest chapter is set in 1913; the last, in 1999. The writers take us from early survey missions, during which Westerners ventured close enough to the then forbidden mountain to begin planning eventual assents, all the way to the intriguing moment when climbers on the verge of the 21st Century discovered and positively identified the remains of Everest pioneer George Leigh Mallory. In doing so, they solved one mystery - "What happened to Mallory?" - but didn't find answers to the greatest Everest riddle. Which continues to be: Did Mallory and his climbing partner, Sandy Irvine, actually reach the summit almost 20 years ahead of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay?
The sheer variety of stories told in this book guarantees it a place in my library, instead of a trip to the local Good Will where books I read just once wind up. Some tales are tragic, some humorous, some enlightening (most notable in the latter category: Tenzing Norgay's account of his Everest summit in 1953, "The Dream Comes True"). I especially enjoyed the appendices at the book's end, which are anything else but dry.
A well-chosen, well-edited collection that's sure to have "something new" to offer even a dedicated reader of Everest tales.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Wonderful gift for the Everest climber wanna-be10 juillet 2008
Par C. M. Thompson - Publié sur Amazon.com
This was a gift for someone who is enthralled with Everest, although he isn't finished with the book, he hasn't be able to put it down since it arrived! Very interesting stories, we both liked how there was a wide variety of successful climbed and failed attempts, including a sherpa's perspective!
4.0 étoiles sur 5Everest Classic17 février 2012
Par skip - Publié sur Amazon.com
Very good read on Mt. Everest. Another good addition to the Everest Library. First hand accounts are short, beleiveable and makes you cold just reading them.
4.0 étoiles sur 5Great book for Everest afficionados!23 juin 2011
Par J. Steedman - Publié sur Amazon.com
Great book of many and varied climber's anecdotes. I was suprised at Bear Grylls's comments. If you are into climbing stories and want a great read, buy this book!