Book: Everest: A Mountaineering History
A comprehensive look at a complex history.
Whether you're contemplating your own attempt on the summit or you simply enjoy escaping to another side of the world in a book, Everest: A Mountaineering History is required reading about the peak that has been inspiring awe and fueling ambitions since the late 1800s. This comprehensive book documents the triumphs—and numerous failures—of Western explorers on its icy slopes. Covering all of the expeditions to Everest through 1998, this tome brings the characters to life and provides a vivid account of the most storied mountain in the world.