The Epic Of Mount Everest

The Epic Of Mount Everest

by Sir Francis Younghusband

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³The discovery of George Leigh Mallory¹s alabaster corpse,² writes Patrick French, ³high on the slopes of Everest in the summer of 1999, had a spectacular universal impact. Books, articles, and television programs appeared, as the debate was revived as to whether he had reached the summit 75 years before. Mallory ‹ his physical grace, the manner of his disappearance, the era in which he lived ‹ will always hold the public¹s attention. He is the emblem of the early Everest expeditions.² Written in 1926, The Epic of Mount Everest is Sir Francis Younghusband¹s vivid, now classic account of Mallory¹s three separate expeditions to Mount Everest in 1921, 1922, and, finally, 1924 ‹ when Mallory and Sandy Irvine vanished, igniting one of the world¹s great mysteries. ³Centuries pass, mountaineers pass, but Everest remains, an impassive killer, drawing people upward.²

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781406703818
Publisher: Hesperides Press
Publication date: 11/12/2006
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 791,668
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)

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