Everest 1953 (mmp): Book by Mick Conefrey

Everest 1953 (mmp)

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ISBN: 9781780742304    Publisher: Penguin Year of publishing: 2013     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 400        Language: English
Conefrey reveals that what has gone down in history as a supremely well-planned ascent 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...Read more
Conefrey reveals that what has gone down in history as a supremely well-planned ascent 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.

Not only a gripping true story of courage and adventure, this is a fascinating window into the media contest to cover this seminal event. 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.
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About the author: Mick Conefrey
Mick Conefrey is author of How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirt. An internationally-recognised documentary film-maker, he edited and produced the film The Race... Read more
Mick Conefrey is author of How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirt. An internationally-recognised documentary film-maker, he edited and produced the film The Race for Everest with the BBC.
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Review:
A magnificent book that deserves to become the definitive version. We cannot hope for a more human, funny or meticulous account of what was a very British expedition." Independent "Conefrey...Read more
A magnificent book that deserves to become the definitive version. We cannot hope for a more human, funny or meticulous account of what was a very British expedition." Independent "Conefrey describes this frenetic scramble for ownership of the mountain brilliantly - a tale of great courage.' Observer "An exciting, moving account - a fascinating piece of documentary writing, as readable and poignant as Into Thin Air or Touching the Void." Spectator 'I really enjoyed Everest 1953... it's fascinating and the people in it come over as real flesh and blood human beings... very readable... one of those books that might keep you up until three in the morning because you want to know what happens next' Anne Widdecombe
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