Chris Bonington's Everest

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9780071414241: Chris Bonington's Everest

May 29, 2003 marks the 50th anniversary of the first climbing of Mount Everest. Chris Bonington was the first to scale Everest 'the hard way' - by the south-west ridge - and he has taken part in three other expeditions. No other mountaineer, writer or photographer has as much experience of Everest. His last climb, in 1985 at 50, was a personal summit. Here he tells the story of his attempts on Everest, the triumphs and the tragedies, illustrated from his own archive of photographs and diaries of other climbers.

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Chris Bonington's Everest is a powerful introduction to the world of mountaineering and a fitting tribute to a magnificent mountain and the heroic climbers who try to reach its summit. Backed up with solid accounts and stuning photography recounting seminal moments in the mountain's history, this is an epic read about the triumphs of a great man who stands as an icon of British mountaineering. Sir Chris, we salute you. ( GLOBAL (Jan 2004))

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Chris Bonington, Britain's greatest living climber, celebrates in words and pictures the 50th anniversary of the conquest of the world's highest mountain.

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