The Call of Everest: The History, Science, and Future of the World's Tallest Peak

Anker, Conrad, Mcdonald, Bernadette, Breashears, David, Coburn, Broughton

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2013. Hardcover. In 1963, the American Mount Everest Expedition made history as first American venture to successfully scale the legendary peak, and also as the first successful climb up the hazardous West Ridge. This title explores the history, culture, and science of the world's tallest peak - its ancient meaning, and its future in a world of disappearing ice. Num Pages: 304 pages, 180 Colour Photographs, 20 Maps. BIC Classification: 1FKAH; WSZG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 310 x 241 x 26. Weight in Grams: 1662. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Gripping and sumptuous, this is the definitive book on the history, mystique, and science of Mount Everest, including how climate change is impacting the world's tallest mountain. 
 
In 1963, the American Mount Everest Expedition made mountaineering history. It was the first American venture to successfully scale the legendary peak and the first successful climb up the hazardous West Ridge (a climb so difficult no one has yet repeated it). In 2012, adventurer Conrad Anker led a National Geographic/The North Face team up the mountain to enact a legacy climb. Environmental changes and overcrowding led to challenges and disappointments, but yet the mountain maintains its allure. Now, steely-eyed Anker leads a team of writers in a book designed to celebrate the world's most famous mountain, to look back over the years of climbing triumphs and tragedies, and to spotlight what has changed--and what remains eternal--on Mount Everest. Telltale signs of Everest's current state, never-before-published photography, and cutting-edge science expose the world's tallest peak--its ancient meaning, its ever-present challenges, and its future in a world of disappearing ice.

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A helicopter drops off injured climbers at Base Camp. (Photo by Max Lowe p. 23)

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The team makes its descent through the Khumbu Icefall. (Photo by Andy Bardon Photography p. 246)

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National Geographic’s Barry Bishop rests on the summit in 1963. (Photo by Luther G. Jerstad/National Geographic p. 139)

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  The 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition included more than 900 porters. (Photo by Barry Bishop/National Geographic p. 161)

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Long lines encumber the ascent of the Lhotse Face. (Photo by Simone Moro p. 174)

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All appears to be quiet in this night shot from Base Camp. (Photo by C. Richards Photography p. 237)

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