Science and Courage on the World’s Highest Mountain
A century ago the summits of the world’s highest peaks, Everest included, were beyond reach. Pioneering attempts to overcome the dangers of climbing at extremely high altitudes ended in failure, sometimes with disastrous consequences. Yet today high-altitude ascents are frequent, almost commonplace. Everest can be conquered by relatively inexperienced mountaineers, and their exploits barely merit media attention – unless they go fatally wrong.
Amanda Wellington is a twenty-eight year old home renovator who is still waiting for Mr. Right. Every day, she's haunted by a ghostly image that resides in her antique mirror, and each night, her dream lover strokes her aching flesh, keeping her just on the edge of release. But men like him don't exist. Or so she thinks until she wakes to find…
In this fascinating study of the dramatic history of Everest climbs, Richard Sale and George Rodway describe in vivid detail the struggle to conquer the mountain and the advances in scientific knowledge that made the conquest possible. Their account gives a compelling insight into the science of mountaineering as well as the physical and psychological challenges faced by individuals who choose to test themselves in some of the harshest conditions on earth.
How to download book
Buy this book
You can buy this book now only for $8.69. This is the lowest price for this book.
Download book free
If you want to download this book for free, please register, approve your account and get one book for free.
After that you may download book «Everest and Conquest in the Himalaya»: