Everest: The West Ridge


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Object Title Everest: The West Ridge
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Product Description

Taken From The Back Cover

"If we can pull it off," said Norman Dyhrenfurth, leader of the American Mount Everest Expedition in 1963," it would be the biggest possible thing still to be accomplished in Himilayan mountaineering." He was referring to the expedition's attempt to climb Everest by a new route, via the West Ridge, in addition to putting the first Americans on the summit via the South Col Route. With no mossible way of retracing their steps once committed to the West Ridge, Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld pushed on to gain the summit, then were forced to bivouac at 28,000 ft. with no food, shelter or oxygen.

This is a story of two men who went the the struggle of surviving and climbing themselves into a trap. This has become one of the classics of mountaineering literature.


Paperback: 181 pages
Publisher: Mountaineers Books; Reprint edition (July 1998)
Author: Thomas F. Hornbein
ISBN-10: 0898866162
ISBN-13: 978-0898866162
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.6 inches


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BSPclimber - Apr 28, 2008 7:09 pm - Voted 5/5

I got the hardcover version of this book for my 11th birtday (I think, it was a long time ago!). This book, along with the Time-Life nature series book The Mountains, got me interested in mountaineering at an early age. Hornbein is an excellent writer, and the photography is first-rate. Recommended

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