Everest : The Summit of Achievement
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.
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- Hardback | 252 pages
- 296 x 310 x 28mm | 2,281.56g
- 07 Apr 2003
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- 200 colour and 200 duotone photographs
About Stephen Venables
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.