Everest: Eighty Years of Triumph and Tragedy

כריכה קדמית
Peter Gillman, Leni Gillman
The Mountaineers Books, 2000 - 240 עמודים

* Updated to include all the major events since the first edition was published in 1993
* Offers an up-close-and-personal view of the world's highest mountain
* Lavishly illustrated with stunning photographs

For eighty years, Mount Everest has been the ultimate symbol of human endeavor. Ever since the first attempt in 1921, the world's highest mountain has served as an arena where mountaineers have played out their dreams and fears, bringing triumph and tragedy in almost equal measure.

The dramas of Everest have inspired some of mountaineering's finest writing and photography. In this sumptuous anthology, climbers recount and portray their struggles to attain the summit, the moments of success and defeat, exultation and despair.

All the great landmarks in Everest's history are represented. The pioneering expeditions of the 1920s and 1930s are recounted by climbers such as George Mallory and Eric Shipton. Sir Edmund Hillary tells how he and Tenzing Norgay became the first to reach the summit, via the South Col, in 1953, while Tom Hornbein describes the bravura West Ridge ascent by the Americans in 1963. Chris Bonington, Reinhold Messner, Doug Scott, and many more of mountaineering's most celebrated names also appear in this definitive collection.

First published to wide acclaim in 1993, the anthology has been expanded to include the 1990s, perhaps the most dramatic decade of all. Included in the new edition are passages describing the tragedies and disasters of 1996, including an excerpt from Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air and the extraordinary discovery of the body of George Mallory by American climbers in 1999.

The book also contains Peter Gilman's own accounts of some of the mountain's most controversial episodes, such as the disputed Chinese ascent of 1960 and the enigma of the yeti. There are comprehensive, updated appendixes, including a full list of every ascent. The outcome is one of the finest mountaineering anthologies ever produced: a stirring assertion of the audacity of the human spirit in the face of challenging and perilous odds, presenting both the how of mountaineering and the why.

 

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תוכן

Foreword
7
Introduction
8
A Household Word
10
The Spotless Pinnacle of the World
15
19211939
16
The Dream of Everest
18
We Have Established the Way
20
The 1922 Panoramas
26
A Partner in Myself
120
To Spend Eternity
125
A New Star to Follow
130
A Fine Day For Me
134
Sweet and Sour
144
Avalanche
152
Absent Friends
154
A Dangerous Day
158

The Tortures of Tantalus
28
The Lamas Tale
35
The Photographs of Noel Odell
36
Two Frail Mortals
38
Pursuing the Dream
42
The Riddle of Mallory and Irvine
44
The Wrong Mountain
49
My Nastiest Moment
50
Mirages at 28000 Feet
54
The Mad Yorkshireman
55
One Day Mount Everest Will Be Climbed
57
19511969
58
A Remarkable View
60
The Mystery of the Yeti
63
A New World
65
It Seemed Like a Lifetime
68
The Great Mystery
73
How We Climbed Chomolungma
74
Ridiculously FarFetched?
77
Promises to Keep
79
I Was in Heaven
86
19701979
88
Sorry Harsh Youve Had It
90
All The Winds of Asia
94
A Breath of Fresh Air
103
Women on Top
104
The Loneliest People in The World
106
No Sacrifice Could Be Big Enough
110
A DREAMLIKE SENSE OF DISBELIEF
114
The Summit at 40 Below
117
Ya Gotta Want It
160
Plaudits and Brickbats
164
Get Down or Die
167
AND HORROR 19902000
174
Our Last Chance
176
The Russians are Crazy
180
The Northeast Ridge Complete
183
The Longest Night
187
Like a Mirage
190
In the Nick of Time
194
The Final Picture
196
Ten Times to the Summit
202
The New Stars
205
The Same Joys and Sorrows
206
The FiveMinute Climb
212
The Geology of Everest
214
The Fifteen Routes
216
The Southwest Face
217
The North Face
218
The East Face
219
the complete lists
220
Ascents of Everest 29 May 1953 to 9 October 2000
221
Deaths on Everest
232
Everest Without Artificial Oxygen
234
Ascents by Women
235
Sources and Acknowledgements
236
Photographers and Picture Sources
237
Index
238
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מידע על המחבר (2000)

Peter Gillman is one of Britain's leading mountaineering writers. His articles have appeared in the national press for more than thirty years and he has a dozen books to his name, including Eiger Direct and his acclaimed Everest anthology. In 1992 he saw Everest with his wife on a journey through Tibet, retracing the steps of Mallory's 1921 reconnaissance expedition. He lives in south London, England.

Leni Gillman is a writer and outdoor enthusiast who co-authored several books with her husband. In 1992, with her husband Peter Gillman she saw Everest on a journey through Tibet, retracing the steps of Mallory's 1921 reconnaissance expedition. She lives in South London, England with her husband.

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