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ISBN:
0898867800
Author:
Peter Gillman
Category:
Asia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books; Revised edition (April 1, 2001)
Pages:
240 pages
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Find sources: "Peter Gillman" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (November 2012) (Learn how and when to remove . Gillman, Peter & Gillman, Leni (2001). Everest: Eighty Years of Triumph and Tragedy. Boston ; London: Little, Brown.

Find sources: "Peter Gillman" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (November 2012) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). Please help to establish notability by citing reliable secondary sources that are independent of the topic and provide significant coverage of it beyond a mere trivial mention. If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be merged, redirected, or deleted. Gillman, Peter & Gillman, Leni (2000).

Two books detailing the disaster, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer and The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev, both written by mountaineers who were on.Gillman, Peter (2000). Everest – Eighty Years of Triumph and Tragedy (2000 e.

Statistically, 1996 was a safe year for Everest climbers In the 2014 and 2015 seasons, tragedies killed more than a dozen people. There were few summits from the south in 2014 and none in 2015.

A unique climbing history, featuring major ascents and the first-person perspectives of climbers from around the world.

240 pages, Col photos. Publisher: Little, Brown and Company. 240 pages, Col photos. ISBN: 9780316856874 Paperback Dec 2001 Out of Print Images Additional images. Bestsellers in Natural History of Asia-Pacific. Britain's Treasure Islands.

Everest: Eighty Years of Triumph and Tragedy Ed By Peter Gillman Little, Brown & Company. Compendiums of adventure stories, based on extracts from other books rather than complete tales in themselves, are seldom satisfying. Peter Gillman's collection - an updated re-issue of a work that first appeared almost a decade ago - does indeed have this shortcoming.

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Everest: Eighty Years Of Triumph And Tragedy (Eds). The Plumbat Affair (with Paul Eddy and Elaine Davenport). Also by peter gillman.

Chinese climbers’ triumphant return to Base Camp following their successful first ascent of Everest by the .

Chinese climbers’ triumphant return to Base Camp following their successful first ascent of Everest by the North Ridge, 1960 (Photo: People’s Physical Culture Publishing House, taken from the book Mountaineering in China, 1965). They describe scaling a one-metre rock on the way.

* Updated to include all the major events since the first edition was published in 1993 * Offers an up-close-and-personal view of the world's highest mountain * Lavishly illustrated with stunning photographs For eighty years, Mount Everest has been the ultimate symbol of human endeavor. Ever since the first attempt in 1921, the world's highest mountain has served as an arena where mountaineers have played out their dreams and fears, bringing triumph and tragedy in almost equal measure.The dramas of Everest have inspired some of mountaineering's finest writing and photography. In this sumptuous anthology, climbers recount and portray their struggles to attain the summit, the moments of success and defeat, exultation and despair.All the great landmarks in Everest's history are represented. The pioneering expeditions of the 1920s and 1930s are recounted by climbers such as George Mallory and Eric Shipton. Sir Edmund Hillary tells how he and Tenzing Norgay became the first to reach the summit, via the South Col, in 1953, while Tom Hornbein describes the bravura West Ridge ascent by the Americans in 1963. Chris Bonington, Reinhold Messner, Doug Scott, and many more of mountaineering's most celebrated names also appear in this definitive collection.First published to wide acclaim in 1993, the anthology has been expanded to include the 1990s, perhaps the most dramatic decade of all. Included in the new edition are passages describing the tragedies and disasters of 1996, including an excerpt from Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air and the extraordinary discovery of the body of George Mallory by American climbers in 1999.The book also contains Peter Gilman's own accounts of some of the mountain's most controversial episodes, such as the disputed Chinese ascent of 1960 and the enigma of the yeti. There are comprehensive, updated appendixes, including a full list of every ascent. The outcome is one of the finest mountaineering anthologies ever produced: a stirring assertion of the audacity of the human spirit in the face of challenging and perilous odds, presenting both the how of mountaineering and the why.
  • Usishele
Great pictures, well worth it. Great stories about the history.
  • Teonyo
Good buy