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Everest 1953

Author: Mick Conefrey
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 159485887X
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CLICK HERE to download a sample from Everest 1953 In the only book to tell the real story of Everest 1953, Mick Conefrey reveals that what has gone down in history as a supremely well-planned attempt was in fact beset by crises -- both on and off the mountain. To succeed, team leader Colonel John Hunt and his team had to draw on unimaginable skill and determination, as well as sheer British ingenuity. Everest 1953 is not only a gripping true story of courage and adventure, but a fascinating window into the media contest to cover this seminal event in coronation year. The Times had exclusive access to the team, but the Daily Mail and other papers used subterfuge and shenanigans to get their scoops. Revealing the answers to long-enduring controversies -- did Tenzing or Hillary actually reach the top first? -- and exploring the legacy of this great ascent, it is the perfect way to commemorate a year of British sporting triumph.

Wie Man Bei Windst Rke 10 Stilvoll Eine Tasse Tee Trinkt

Author: Mick Conefrey
ISBN: 9783492251938
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Das geheime Wissen der grossen Abenteurer und Entdecker: Was hilft garantiert gegen Mückenstiche? Wie kann man im letzten Moment seine Urlaubskasse aufbessern? Und was ist auf Gruppenreisen gegen Futterneid oder den berühmten Lagerkoller zu tun? Wie sie ihre Expeditionen anpackten, worin sie scheiterten, womit sie Erfolg hatten und was wir von ihnen lernen können - das Vademekum für alle, die gerne reisen: kompetent, witzig und unterhaltsam.

Food On Foot

Author: Demet Güzey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442255072
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What did great adventurers eat during their expeditions to the far corners of the world? How did they view the role of food in their survival and wellbeing? What about hikers and backpackers today who set out to enjoy nature, pushing their own boundaries of comfort for adventure. How does food impact their experience? And what do they have in common with pilgrims and soldiers? Food is a significant element of our relationship with nature. Whether a historical expedition or a weekend camping trip, a journey made on foot requires sustenance. Without mastering our relationship with food we would have not been to the South Pole or summited Mt. Everest or expanded to the west of America. However, in the reporting of these expeditions so far food has rarely taken a central role. It is possible to take a different stance and look at our time on trails with food as the leading character. Here, Demet Güzey offers a fun and interesting read on the social and cultural history, developments and challenges in food on trails and in the wild. She explores personal accounts, news articles and anecdotes to highlight how food has accompanied us in mountaineering, desert travel, and pilgrimage, in the army or on the street. From tinned foods to foraging in the wild, worm-infested hardtack to palate-dulling army rations, loss of appetite in high altitude to starvation at the trenches, no stone is left unturned in this tour of how we manage food on foot, and how disasters happen when we do not manage it so well. Readers will delight in both the stories of many of the famous explorations and the more current journeys.

Das Geld Anderer Leute

Author: Justin Cartwright
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 3827074827
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Die Londoner Bank Tubal & Co steckt in den größten Schwierigkeiten ihrer 300-jährigen Geschichte. Denn Sohn Julian hat das familieneigene Geldhaus durch riskante Spekulationen ruiniert. Doch das muss er zunächst vor seinem greisen Vater - und dem Rest der Welt - geheim halten, um den Verkauf an einen Investor nicht zu gefährden. Zu dumm, dass ihm dabei auch noch ein abgerissener Theatermacher in Cornwall, eine schüchterne Provinzjournalistin und, gewissermaßen, sogar Daniel Day Lewis in die Quere kommen ... Whitbread-Preisträger Justin Cartright zeichnet ein brillantes, komisches und dabei absolut realistisches Sittenbild unserer Zeit.

Edmund Hillary A Biography

Author: Michael Gill
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
ISBN: 1911342975
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Edmund Hillary – A Biography is the story of the New Zealand beekeeper who climbed Mount Everest. A man who against expedition orders drove his tractor to the South Pole; a man honoured around the world for his pioneering climbs yet who collapsed on more than one occasion on a mountain, and a man who gave so much to Nepal yet lost his family to its mountains. The author, Michael Gill, was a close friend of Hillary’s for nearly 50 years, accompanying him on many expeditions and becoming heavily involved in Hillary’s aid work building schools and hospitals in the Himalaya. During the writing of this book, Gill was granted access to a large archive of private papers and photos that were deposited in the Auckland museum after Hillary’s death in 2008. Building on this unpublished material, as well as his extensive personal experience, Michael Gill profiles a man whose life was shaped by both triumph and tragedy. Gill describes the uncertainties of the first 33 years of Hillary’s life, during which time he served in the New Zealand air force during the Second World War, as well as the background to the first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953, when Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit – a feat that brought the pair instant worldwide fame. He reveals the loving relationship Hillary had with his wife Louise, in part through their touching letters to each other. Her importance to him during their 22 years of marriage only underlines the horror of her death, along with that of their youngest daughter, Belinda, in a plane crash in 1975. Hillary eventually pulled out of his subsequent depression to continue his life’s work in the Himalaya. Affectionate, but scrupulously fair, in Edmund Hillary – A Biography Michael Gill has gone further than anyone before to reveal the humanity of this remarkable man.

My Father Frank

Author: Tony Smythe
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594859159
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• Biography of a seminal, but often unheralded, figure in high-altitude climbing • Written by his son, Tony, Frank Smythe was himself a prolific author • Important addition to Mountaineer Books’ Legends and Lore series Frank Smythe, like Eric Shipton, is associated with early Everest explorations and was a member of three expeditions to the mountain. At a time when it was ungentlemanly to make a living by climbing, Smythe wrote more than a dozen popular books based upon his travels to high places -- one of them being the first ascent of Kamet (25,447 feet) in 1931, which was the first time any climber had gone beyond 25,000 feet. Two years later, he reached the highest point climbed on Everest (28,200 feet). He also climbed in Britain, the Alps, Canada, and Alaska. He and Graham Brown established two new routes on the Brevna face of Mont Blanc. In short, he has serious climbing credentials. As the title hints, this is a biography by Frank’s son Tony, but it isn’t based solely on personal memories; Frank was away from home for long periods and died when Tony was only fourteen. Instead, this book is based on thirteen years of research: Frank’s parents’ meeting and marriage, Frank’s early school years, his first climbs, his training for various jobs, his gradual rise to fame and fortune, his friendships, his war years, and his sudden death are all covered. Like his father, Tony has a strong understanding of how to tell a story that appeals to both climbers and general lovers of nonfiction adventures.

The Ghosts Of K2

Author: Mick Conefrey
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786070235
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At 28,251 ft, K2 might be almost 800 ft shorter than Everest, but it’s a far harder climb. In this definitive account, Mick Conefrey grippingly describes the early attempts to reach the summit and provides a fascinating exploration of the first ascent’s complex legacy. From the ill-fated efforts of drug-addicted occultist Aleister Crowley to Achille Compagnoni and Lindo Lacedelli, the Italian duo who finally made it to the summit, The Ghosts of K2 charts how a slew of great men became fixated on this legendary mountain. Through exclusive interviews with surviving team members and their families, and unrivaled access to diaries and letters that have been archived around the world, Conefrey evokes the true atmosphere of the Savage Mountain and explores why it remains the ‘mountaineer’s mountain’, despite a history steeped in controversy and death. Wrought with tension, and populated by tragic heroes and eccentric dreamers, The Ghosts of K2 is a masterpiece of mountaineering literature.

Everest 1953

Author: Mick Conefrey
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492960529
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29. Mai 1953: Edmund Hillary und Tenzing Norgay erreichen den Gipfel des Mount Everest. Auf der Grundlage von bisher unveröffentlichten Tagebucheinträgen und neuem Archivmaterial, Interviews mit noch lebenden Expeditionsmitgliedern, Verwandten, Journalisten und Bergsteigern aus aller Welt veranschaulicht Conefrey den gesamten Komplex der Erstbesteigung mitsamt seiner Vorgeschichte. Er würdigt die Mitglieder der Expedition als Team und geht der Mystifizierung des Gipfelerfolgs sowie seiner Bedeutung für die Zukunft des Bergs und seiner Helden auf den Grund. Der wohl umfassendste Bericht über die dramatische Erstbezwingung des höchsten Bergs der Welt.

History In The Media

Author: Robert Niemi
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 157607952X
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A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.