Mark McKenzie The Wildest Dream

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The Wildest Dream

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Could Mallory and Irvine have been the first men to reach the summit of Everest? To shed light on mountaineering's greatest mystery, Conrad Anker and Leo Houlding set off in their footsteps.

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Mark MacKenzie studied journalism at the London College of Printing. In the UK, his work has appeared in The Times and the Guardian and he is a former feature writer for the Independent on Sunday. He lives in London with his wife and two children. This is his first book.

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'Faced with a plethora of material, Mark MacKenzie rose to the challenge triumphantly, marrying impeccable research to a sensitive feel for the extraordinary range of emotions experienced by those who challenge this extraordinary range. If the film is half as good, Oscars beckon' * Independent on Sunday * 'Impressive book ... MacKenzie deals with the issue deftly' * TLS * 'Good solid stuff ... [MacKenzie] has done a terrific job in conveying the misery, danger and exhilaration of life on the world's tallest mountain ... a superb yarn of high adventure' * BBC Focus Magazine *

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Book Description John Murray/Hachette, 2009. Softcover. Condition: New. Everest was, to George Mallory, `the wildest dream`. This gentleman adventurer was obsessed with taming the unconquered peak. But in 1924 he and climbing partner Sandy Irvine disappeared forever into the clouds encircling the peak. Might they have reached the summit before their tragedy? It is mountaineering`s greatest mystery. Seventy-five years later, Conrad Anker made an extraordinary discovery. He spotted `a patch of white` on Everest`s North Face. It was Mallory`s frozen body. Artefacts found on Mallory`s body implied that he might have made it to the top. But that route had never since been climbed without modern equipment. Was it possible? To find out Anker returned to Everest, with death-defying young `rock star` of climbing Leo Houlding as his partner. Kitted out in period clothing, they set off to replicate the unaided climb. Mallory`s fate was a chilling reminder of the mountain`s might. But they knew that to solve Everest`s greatest mystery they must push their very limits. Printed Pages: 256. Seller Inventory # 49549BV

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Book Description John Murray/Hachette, 2009. Softcover. Condition: New. Everest was, to George Mallory, `the wildest dream`. This gentleman adventurer was obsessed with taming the unconquered peak. But in 1924 he and climbing partner Sandy Irvine disappeared forever into the clouds encircling the peak. Might they have reached the summit before their tragedy? It is mountaineering`s greatest mystery. Seventy-five years later, Conrad Anker made an extraordinary discovery. He spotted `a patch of white` on Everest`s North Face. It was Mallory`s frozen body. Artefacts found on Mallory`s body implied that he might have made it to the top. But that route had never since been climbed without modern equipment. Was it possible? To find out Anker returned to Everest, with death-defying young `rock star` of climbing Leo Houlding as his partner. Kitted out in period clothing, they set off to replicate the unaided climb. Mallory`s fate was a chilling reminder of the mountain`s might. But they knew that to solve Everest`s greatest mystery they must push their very limits. Printed Pages: 256. Seller Inventory # 49549

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