Published in association with the Royal Geographic Society, Alpine Club and Everest Foundation, this is the official publication celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first ascent of Everest in 1953. A totally engrossing history, this book uses rare photography and excellent storytelling to bring you the dangers and triumphs of climbing Everest.
The book puts the first successful ascent into context – detailing the adventures and deaths on the north face pre World War II, and the planning after the war that was nearly curtailed by a Swiss expedition in 1952.
Written by a member of the original Hunt team – George Band (who went on to climb the lower but much harder peak Kangchenjunga and has been more closely associated with mountaineering than any other team member) – the book contains details, photographs and material donated by team members and the RGS, much of which has remained unpublished.
Written by a team member, illustrated by unpublished photos and material and fully supported by the Alpine Club and RGS – this is the only commemorative volume.
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George Band was the youngest member of John Hunt's 1953 Everest team.Review:
Band's vivid account of the ascent -- Al Alvarez, The Guardian 24 May, 2003
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Book Description Collins. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0007147481
Book Description Collins, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007147481