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Everest, The First Ascent

The untold story of Griffith Pugh, who made it possible.

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Immensely readable biography of the 1953 expedition doctor and physiologist, the author's 'difficult, bad-tempered father' who she lived with in an 'uncommunicative co-existence'.

Now, for the first time, drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Everest - The First Ascent tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world's highest mountain could be climbed. A doctor and physiologist, Griffith Pugh revolutionised almost every aspect of British high-altitude mountaineering, transforming the climbers' attitude to oxygen, the clothes they wore, their equipment, fluid intake and acclimatisation. Yet, far from receiving the acclaim he was due, he was met with suspicion and ridicule. His scientific contributions were, quite simply, at odds with the gentlemanly amateurism that was prevalent at that time.



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Publisher:
Rider
Language:
English
Edition:
First
Format:
B/W Photographs
Weight:
710 gms
No. of pages:
400
Release:
May 2013
Cover:
Hardback
ISBN:
978-1-84604-348-2

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