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Climbing Everest


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Introduction, Peter Gillman The Mountaineer as Artist Mountain Craft None but Ourselves: Mont Maudit, 1916 Radiant Frost: Mont Blanc, 1919 Reconnaissance: Mount Everest, 1921 Black Cliffs: The Northern Approach Continued The Eastern Approach The Assault Weather and Condition of Snow The Route to the Summit Purer Air than Mortals, Mount Everest, 1922 Everest Unvanquished Thrones in Heaven: Mount Everest, 24 May 1924 Notes

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George Leigh Mallory's writings inspired distinguished literary mountaineers such as Joe Simpson, Ranulph Fiennes, Jon Krakauer. Born in 1886, he died a few days short of his 38th birthday, while making a summit attempt with his companion, Andrew Irvine. Born in Cheshire, he worked as a teacher in Godalming. Foreword by Peter Gillman, a former Sunday Times journalist and one of the most prolific writers on mountaineering and author of the prize-winning standard biography of Mallory.


'Compelling pieces.' Stephen Venables, Mail on Sunday 'Invaluable... [a] surprise it has taken so long to see the light of day.' National Geographic 'Expressive and emotionally literate.' Scottish Mountaineer

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