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Author Conefrey, Mick, author.

Title Everest 1922 : the epic story of the first attempt on the world's highest mountain / Mick Conefrey.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2022.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  796.522 CON    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition Firest Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Description 310 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-294) and index.
Contents Dramatis Personae -- Introduction -- Himalayans at Play -- No Place for Old Men -- The Hardest Push -- Larger than Life -- Oxygen Drill -- News from the North -- We May Be Gone Some Time -- The Gas Offensive -- Summit Fever -- Trouble in the Sanctuary -- A Terrible Enemy -- 2020 Hindsight.
Summary The first attempt on Everest in 1922 by George Leigh Mallory and a British team is an extraordinary story full of controversy, drama, and incident, populated by a set of larger-than-life characters straight out of an adventure novel. The expedition ended in tragedy when, on their third bid for the top, Mallory's party was hit by an avalanche that left seven men dead. Using diaries, letters, and unpublished accounts, Mick Conefrey creates a rich, character-driven narrative that explores the motivations and private dramas of the key individuals--detailing their backroom politics and bitter rivalries--who masterminded this epic adventure.
Subject Mallory, George, 1886-1924.
Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Mountaineering expeditions -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) -- History.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781639361458 (hard cover)
1639361456 (hard cover)

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