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***Climbing Everest

Tales of Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Mountain

by Audrey Salkeld

Reviewed August 16, 2003.
National Geographic, Washington, DC, 2003.  128 pages.
$14.70 in hardcover on
Available at Sembach Library (J 796.52 SAL).

I hadn’t intended to check this book out, but the amazing photographs caught my eye when I processed it, and I couldn’t resist giving it a closer reading.

This book tells the complete story of climbing Everest, from the first discovery that it is the tallest mountain in the world, through the first successful ascent to the abundance of expeditions going on today.  Clear maps explain several momentous expeditions, and stunning photographs illustrate the stories of even the earliest expeditions.  A fascinating book.


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