The great mountain that has fascinated so many climbers is at the heart of this book. A place where you're as high as a cruising jet plane and unable to breathe properly, a block of ice as huge as a building could crush you at any moment, a sudden avalanche could strike without warning and you have a one in six chance of dying...EVEREST ADVENTURE describes the realities of attempting the world's ultimate mountaineering challenge. From the mystery of Mallory's disappearance to the stories of today's high-tech climbing heroes, the book details each agonising step up to the highest place on earth.
- Paperback | 144 pages
- 128 x 198 x 10mm | 107g
- 31 Jan 2002
- Penguin Books Ltd
- Puffin Books
- London, United Kingdom
- b&w photographs, maps, diagrams
Table of contents
Enter the death zone; climbers on the Everest experience; the highest mountain in the world; getting to the top; first attempts; vanishing men; the search for Mallory and Irvine; the abominable snowman; reaching the summit!; other great firsts; Everest dangers; Everest today; Everest timeline.
About Catherine Charley
Catherine Charley is a freelance children's writer as well as being a TV researcher and a teacher with a great interest in travel. As Press Officer for Operation Raleigh she travelled the world, particularly China and Tibet. She has published widely - the EXTREME EXPEDITION books are her first titles for Puffin. Catherine lives in County Down, Ireland.