The Last Great Mountain: The First Ascent of Kangchenjunga

The Last Great Mountain: The First Ascent of Kangchenjunga

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The Last Great Mountain tells the story of the first ascent of Kangchenjunga the third highest but reputedly the hardest mountain in the world. It was an astonishing achievement for a British team led by Everest veteran Charles Evans. Drawing on interviews, diaries and unpublished accounts, Mick Conefrey begins his story in 1905 with the first, disastrous attempt on the mountain by a team led by Aleister Crowley, explores the three dramatic German expeditions of the the late 1920s and brings it all to a climax 50 years later with the first ascent by Joe Brown and George Band. The Last Great Mountain is the final instalment of Mick Conefrey's acclaimed high altitude trilogy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 324 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 318g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1838039600
  • 9781838039608
  • 355,917

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Everest 1953

Winner: Leggi Montagna Award 2013

'Groundbreaking...a magnificent book' Independent

'A fascinating piece of documentary writing' Spectator

'Mick Conefrey describes this frenetic scramble for ownership brilliantly...I often found myself deeply moved' Observer

'A wonderful addition to the Everest literature...thoroughly researched and compelling'

Wade Davis

'A gripping narrative underpinned by meticulous research' Stephen Venables

The Ghosts of K2

Winner: National Outdoor Book Award 2016

'The stories of the early attempts and the eventual success illustrate the complexity of the mountain and the climbers who chose to risk it all. Ghosts of K2 brings them back to life.'
Peter Hillary

'A significant contribution to mountaineering historical writing.' Jim Perrin

'Downright thrilling. A must read' Booklist
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