Everest: Summit of Achievement

By: Royal Geographical Society

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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 twentieth century to the present. It is the first and only book to benefit from complete access to the Royal Geographic Society's astonishingly rich collection of photographs, documents and artefacts. Painstakingly selected from over 20,000 subjects, more than 400 photographs (many never before published) record the surveying, planning, reconnaissance expeditions and actual attempts that the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club jointly launched, beginning in 1921 and culminating in Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's historic climb on May 29, 1953. These unique and breathtaking images are prefaced by Sir Edmund Hillary and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and are accompanied by chapters from renowned mountaineer Stephen Venables, Alpine Journal editor Ed Douglas, Judy and Tashi Tenzing (grandson of the famous Sherpa) and noted historian John Keay. The result is a work of lasting significance that captures the sense of discovery by those brave enough to challenge the world's greatest mountain. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Sport::Climbing & Mountaineering; Mountaineering; ISBN: 1741140668. ISBN/EAN: 9781741140668. Inventory No: 252089. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover

Title: Everest: Summit of Achievement

Author Name: Royal Geographical Society

Categories: Climbing & Mountaineering,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Allen & Unwin: 2003

ISBN Number: 1741140668

ISBN Number 13: 9781741140668

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good Condition

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 252089

Keywords: BZDB43 Sport::Climbing & Mountaineering; Mountaineering; Everest Summit of Achievement Royal Geographical Society Hardcover,