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Everest: Alone at the Summit, (a Survival Story) (Adrenaline Classics)

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Every day, the path up the South Col route to the summit of Everest becomes a little more worn by the tread of dozens of package-tour climbers, but few dare to try the East, or Kangshung, Face, a sheer, avalanche-swept wall of snow and ice only first conquered in 1983. Five years later, Stephen Venables intensified the challenge by leading three unknown American climbers up the East Face - this time without oxygen. The question to most climbing experts wasn't whether they would summit, but whether they would live. They nearly didn't Everest: Alone at the Summit is Venables' rousing account of one of the greatest feats of twentieth century mountaineering, a triumph over doubt, the elements and the limits of human endurance that has never been repeated. "Climbers or not, all will be interested in this mountaineering thriller of a tiny band pulling off an incredible victory-an account so stirring it will be put down only to obtain a moment's breather." — American Alpine Journal

Synopsis:

Venables shares this rousing account of his 1988 climb of the East Face of Mount Everest, where he led three unknown American climbers up a sheer avalanche-swept wall of snow and ice — without a supply of oxygen. Photos.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560252894
Introduction:
Willis, Clint
Author:
Willis, Clint
Author:
Venables, Stephen
Publisher:
Thunder's Mouth Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Everest, mount (china and nepal)
Subject:
Mountaineering - Ev
Subject:
Outdoors-Mountaineering
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Adrenaline Classics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
AHB/99-1
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 BandW photos
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16.8 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Venables shares this rousing account of his 1988 climb of the East Face of Mount Everest, where he led three unknown American climbers up a sheer avalanche-swept wall of snow and ice — without a supply of oxygen. Photos.
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