Everest: History of the Himalayan Giant : A fascinating pyramid of rock, since it's "discovery" in 1852, Mount Everest has haunted the dreams of generations of explorers, and from being an object of scientific research the highest mountain in the world has today become a challenge to be won at all costs. On the extreme heights of the mountain, situated on the border between Nepal and Tibet, some of the most celebrated protagonists in the history of modern mountain-climbing have lost their lives or found fame. Through a wealth of breathtaking photographs and a detailed and absorbing text this book tells of the challenges launched by man to the Himalayan colossus - from the expeditions of the 1920s, for which the first human lives were sacrificed to the gods of snow, to the efforts that in 1953 brought Hillary and Tenzing to its summit, up to the age of the "high altitude tourists" - mountain-climbers of all nationalities who today throng its heights.
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