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Everest, Summit of Achievement

Stephen Venables

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ISBN 10: 0747562237 / ISBN 13: 9780747562238
Published by Ted Smart / Royal Geographical Society, London, 2003
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The story of man's attempts to conquer Everest. Foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary. 252pp. with lists of climbers and expedition members. Lavishly illustrated throughout with photographs in colour and black and white from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society. Small nick at top of spine, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. VERY HEAVY BOOK, additional postage will be requested. Size: 11.75" Tall x 12.25" Wide. Bookseller Inventory # 006757

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Title: Everest, Summit of Achievement

Publisher: Ted Smart / Royal Geographical Society, London

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Illustrated Boards

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Thus First Printing.

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This magnificent volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first successful ascent of the world's highest mountain, and chronicles the history of Everest exploration from the early years of the 20th century to the present. It is the first and only book on the subject to benefit from complete access to the Royal Geographical Society's astonishingly rich collection of photographs, documents, and artifacts. Painstakingly selected from over 20,000 subjects, the 400 photographs record the surveying, planning, reconnaissance expeditions, and actual attempts that the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club jointly launched from 1921 - culminating in Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's historic climb on 29 May 1953.

About the Author:

Stephen Venables is one of the best-known mountaineers of his generation and the author of EVEREST - ALONE AT THE SUMMIT. Joanna Wright is Curator of Photography at the Royal Geographical Society Picture Library in London. John Keay is the author of THE GREAT ARC: THE DRAMATIC TALE OF HOW INDIA WAS NAMED. Ed Douglas is the editor of the ALPINE JOURNAL. Tashi Tenzing is grandson of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and with his wife, Judy, is the author of TENZING NORGAY AND THE SHERPAS OF EVEREST.

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