The Hunt for Mount Everest

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The height of Mt. Everest was first measured in 1850, but the closest any westerner got to Everest during the next 71 years, until 1921, was 40 miles. ‘The Hunt for Mount Everest’ tells the story of the 71-year quest to find the world’s highest mountain. It’s a tale of high drama, of larger-than-life characters – George Everest, Francis Younghusband, George Mallory, Lord Curzon, Edward Whymper – and a few quiet heroes: Alexander Kellas, the 13th Dalai Lama, Charles Bell. Encountering spies, war, political intrigues, and hundreds of mules, camels, bullocks, yaks, and two zebrules, Craig Storti uncovers the fascinating and still largely overlooked saga of all that led up to that moment in late June of 1921 when two English climbers, George Mallory and Guy Bullock, became the first westerners – and almost certainly the first human beings – to set foot on Mt. Everest.

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‘The definitive back story of Mount Everest’ Stewart Weaver, co-author of Fallen Giants
‘Craig Storti has given us the Everest book that we’ve needed all along’ Scott Ellsworth, author of The World Beneath Their Feet
The seventy-one-year quest to find the world’s highest mountain.

The Hunt for Mount Everest is the seldom-told story of how the last remaining major prize in the history of exploration was identified, named and at last found. This is Everest, the prequel: a high-drama tale, filled with larger-than-life characters and quiet heroes, traverses the Alps, the Himalayas, Nepal and Tibet, the British Empire, the Anglo-Russian rivalry known as The Great Game, the disastrous First Afghan War, and the phenomenal Survey of India. Encountering spies, war, political intrigues, and hundreds of mules, camels, bullocks, yaks, and two zebrules, this account uncovers the fascinating saga leading up to the fateful day in late June of 1921, when two English climbers, George Mallory and Guy Bullock, became the first westerners – and almost certainly the first human beings – to set foot on Mount Everest.

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Weight 0.24 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 2.8 cm
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Paperback

Pages

320

Language

English

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Dewey

796.522095496 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K