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The Vast Unknown

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Author: Broughton Coburn
Publisher: Crown
Release: 2013-04-30
ISBN: 0307887162
Size: 31.44 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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The Vast Unknown

by Broughton Coburn, The Vast Unknown Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Vast Unknown books, By the author of the New York Times bestselling Everest: Mountain Without Mercy, this chronicle of the iconic first American expedition to Mt. Everest in May 1963 – published to coincide with the climb's 50th anniversary­ – combines riveting adventure, a perceptive analysis of its dark and terrifying historical context, and revelations about a secret mission that followed. In the midst of the Cold War, against the backdrop of the Bay of Pigs fiasco, the space race with the Soviet Union, and the quagmire of the Vietnam War, a band of iconoclastic, independent-minded American mountaineers set off for Mt. Everest, aiming to restore America's confidence and optimism. Their objective is to reach the summit while conducting scientific research, but which route will they take? Might the Chinese, in a public relations coup, have reached the top ahead of them? And what about another American team, led by the grandson of a President, that nearly bagged the peak in a bootleg attempt a year earlier? The Vast Unknown is, on one level, a harrowing, character-driven account of the climb itself and its legendary team of alternately inspiring, troubled, and tragic climbers who suffered injuries, a near mutiny, and death on the mountain. It is also an examination of the profound sway the expedition had over the American consciousness and sense of identity during a time when the country was floundering. And it is an investigation of the expedition's little-known outcome: the selection of a team to plant a CIA surveillance device on the Himalayan peak of Nanda Devi, to spy into China where Defense Intelligence learned that nuclear missile testing was underway.



Everest 1953

Everest 1953 PDF
Author: Mick Conefrey
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Release: 2014-01-31
ISBN: 159485887X
Size: 20.29 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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Everest 1953

by Mick Conefrey, Everest 1953 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Everest 1953 books, CLICK HERE to download a sample from Everest 1953 In the only book to tell the real story of Everest 1953, Mick Conefrey reveals that what has gone down in history as a supremely well-planned attempt was in fact beset by crises -- both on and off the mountain. To succeed, team leader Colonel John Hunt and his team had to draw on unimaginable skill and determination, as well as sheer British ingenuity. Everest 1953 is not only a gripping true story of courage and adventure, but a fascinating window into the media contest to cover this seminal event in coronation year. The Times had exclusive access to the team, but the Daily Mail and other papers used subterfuge and shenanigans to get their scoops. Revealing the answers to long-enduring controversies -- did Tenzing or Hillary actually reach the top first? -- and exploring the legacy of this great ascent, it is the perfect way to commemorate a year of British sporting triumph.



Everest Solo

Everest Solo PDF
Author: Reinhold Messner
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Release: 2018-06-06
ISBN: 3104908311
Size: 26.97 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : de
Pages : 256
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Everest Solo

by Reinhold Messner, Everest Solo Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Everest Solo books, Als Reinhold Messner 1979 in Kathmandu erfährt, dass der japanische Bergsteiger Naomi Uemura die Erlaubnis erhalten hat, den Mount Everest im Winter 1980/81 im Alleingang zu besteigen, kennt er nur ein Ziel: Er muss ihm zuvorkommen. Seit seinem Alleingang zum 8125 Meter hohen Nanga Parbat weiß Messner, dass auch die Besteigung des Everest, des mit 8848 Metern höchsten Gipfels der Erde, allein möglich ist. Messner handelt sofort, und es gelingt ihm, eine Expeditionsgenehmigung für die Zeit von Juni bis Ende August 1980 zu bekommen. Schon einmal stand Reinhold Messner auf dem Everest. Das war 1978. Nun wird er ein zweites Mal gehen, wieder ohne künstlichen Sauerstoff, aber diesmal auch ohne Kletterpartner, ohne feste Lagerkette, ohne Träger und über eine neue Route auf der tibetischen Seite. Messners Bericht über die alpinistische Sensation seiner Solobesteigung schildert nicht nur den Kampf ums Überleben angesichts der gewaltigen Herausforderungen der Natur, wie Monsunstürme, Gletscherspalten und die sauerstoffarme Luft in achttausend Meter Höhe, sondern vor allem auch die Abenteuer der Psyche an den Grenzen menschlicher Belastbarkeit und das mystische Erleben der Einsamkeit in eisiger Natur.



Everest The First Ascent

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Author: Harriet Tuckey
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2014-04-10
ISBN: 1846043654
Size: 57.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Mountaineering
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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Everest The First Ascent

by Harriet Tuckey, Everest The First Ascent Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Everest The First Ascent books, WINNER OF THE OUTSTANDING GENERAL SPORTS WRITING AWARD, BRITISH SPORTS BOOK AWARDS WINNER OF THE BOARDMAN TASKER PRIZE WINNER OF THE MOUNTAIN & WILDERNESS PRIZE, BANFF FESTIVAL WINNER OF THE TONY LOTHIAN AWARD, BIOGRAPHERSâe(tm) CLUB For the first time, drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Everest âe" The First Ascent tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the worldâe(tm)s highest mountain could be climbed. A doctor and physiologist, Griffith Pugh revolutionised almost every aspect of British high-altitude mountaineering, transforming the climbersâe(tm) attitude to oxygen, the clothes they wore, their equipment, fluid intake and acclimatisation. Yet, far from receiving the acclaim he was due, he was met with suspicion and ridicule. His scientific contributions were, quite simply, at odds with old-fashioned notions of derring-do and the gentlemanly amateurism that dogged the sport. Later in his career, his impact in helping athletes enhance their performance lasts to this day in the fields of cycling, swimming and running. This insightful biography shows Pugh to be troubled, abrasive, yet brilliant. Eight years in the writing, closely researched, and told with unflinching honesty by Pughâe(tm)s daughter, Harriet Tuckey, Everest âe" The First Ascent is the compelling portrait of an unlikely hero.



Incredible Ascents To Everest

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Author: Sumati Nagrath
Publisher: Interlink Books
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781566569415
Size: 20.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 223
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Incredible Ascents To Everest

by Sumati Nagrath, Incredible Ascents To Everest Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Incredible Ascents To Everest books, Soaring in height to 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) above sea level, Mount Everest is a geographical giant. Ever since it was established that the mountain is indeed the tallest in the world humans have tried to tame it. The terrain is treacherous, the weather unpredictable, and the atmospheric conditions extreme; danger of injury, illness, delirium, and even death is ever present. Despite this, over the last 90 years, hundreds of men and women have attempted this perilous journey to the peak, and many have lived not only to tell the tale, but bask in the warm glory of the fame that this achievement naturally brings with it. But it is more than a quest for fame that drives ordinary people to undertake this most extraordinary challenge of all. For people like George Leigh Mallory and the men of his generation the challenge was not just personal, they were attempting to scale the mountain on behalf of humanity. It was 29 years after Mallory?s disappearance in 1924 that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to stand on the peak of Mount Everest. The mountain, it seemed, could be tamed. Those who came after were driven by a variety of reasons, but whatever their motivation, each of the climbers included in this book overcame extraordinary odds to reach the top of the world?s tallest mountain. In the process not only did they create history, they also shattered stereotypes to redefine the limits of possibility.



In Eisige H Hen

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Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Piper ebooks
Release: 2015-05-20
ISBN: 3492957765
Size: 56.87 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : de
Pages : 400
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In Eisige H Hen

by Jon Krakauer, In Eisige H Hen Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download In Eisige H Hen books, Der Klassiker zum Wiederentdecken: Mit seinem Weltbestseller revolutionierte der Bergsteiger und Schriftsteller Jon Krakauer die Abenteuerliteratur – und läßt Spannung und Faszination, Fassungslosigkeit und blankes Entsetzen eins werden. 1996 nahm der amerikanische Journalist Jon Krakauer an einer Mount-Everest-Expedition teil. Das Unternehmen endete in einer Katastrophe, fünf von Krakauers Kameraden kamen auf tragische Weise in einem peitschenden Schneesturm ums Leben, er selbst konnte sich mit letzter Kraft in Sicherheit bringen. Minutiös und eindrucksvoll schildert er in diesem Bericht den Verlauf der Expedition. Er äußert sich außerdem kritisch über die Auswüchse des modernen Alpinismus mit seinen oft tödlichen Folgen, vermittelt aber zugleich einen Eindruck von der magischen Anziehungskraft und der Faszination des Bergsteigens.



Die Berge Meines Lebens

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Author: Walter Bonatti
Publisher:
Release: 2011
ISBN: 9783492403900
Size: 39.93 MB
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Languages : de
Pages : 446
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Die Berge Meines Lebens

by Walter Bonatti, Die Berge Meines Lebens Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Die Berge Meines Lebens books,



The Crystal Horizon

The Crystal Horizon PDF
Author: Reinhold Messner
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Release: 1998-03
ISBN: 9780898865745
Size: 72.28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 324
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The Crystal Horizon

by Reinhold Messner, The Crystal Horizon Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Crystal Horizon books, The author describes his solo climb of the world's highest mountain and briefly discusses the history of past expeditions



Everest

Everest PDF
Author: Peter Potterfield
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780898869033
Size: 25.21 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 258
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Everest

by Peter Potterfield, Everest Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Everest books, Everest, The Mountaineers Anthology Series, Volume 4 contains extraordinary insights into the early attempts, successes, disasters, and noteworthy moments including accounts from Tom Hornbein, Jim Whittaker, Frank Smythe, Eric Simonson, Reinhold Messner, and many other legendary climbers. The authors give their personal accounts of the challenges and traumas that await all those who would climb to the top of the world. Offers a great introduction to the history of Everest.



First Ascent

First Ascent PDF
Author: Stephen Venables
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781554074037
Size: 53.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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First Ascent

by Stephen Venables, First Ascent Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download First Ascent books, First hand accounts and archival photos chronicle the first ascent of 24 of the world's most daunting mountains and traces the development of climbing styles and technology. It includes ascents made between 1865 and 2005 and all types of mountaineering.