The Exploration/Conquest of the Greatest Mountains on Earth

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Himalaya examines the geographical origins of the region, its earliest peoples and the onward western discovery and exploration commencing with the Jesuits, progressing through myriad nineteenth century gentlemen surveyors, culminating in Edmund Hilary and Tensing Norgay’s ascent of Everest in 1953 and continuing to the present day with extreme mountaineers and adventure tourists. However the book does not solely deal with the attempts to summit the majestic Everest. Its broader brief, and chronological structure, allows the inclusion of narrative and journal extracts from the equally heroic pioneering ascents of Himalayan peaks including K2 (1954), Nanga Parbat (1953), Annapurna (1950), Kangchenjunga (1955), and Lhotse (1956) as well as subsequent new frontiers, peaks, routes and mountaineering techniques.

Author: Philip Parker
No of Pages: 192
Page Size: 197 x 267 mm
ISBN 13: 9781844862214
Publisher: Conway Maritime Press Ltd
Published Date: October 2013
Edition: 1st, Oct 2013
Binding: Hardback
Illustrations: Full Colour Photographs
Weight: 1000g


Weight 1000.00 g


Author of book

Phil Parker


Conway Maritime Press Ltd

Publish Date

25 December 2013



Page size

197mm x 267mm



Number of pages


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