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The Resource Everest 1953 : the epic story of the first ascent, Mick Conefrey

Everest 1953 : the epic story of the first ascent, Mick Conefrey

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Everest 1953 : the epic story of the first ascent
Title
Everest 1953
Title remainder
the epic story of the first ascent
Statement of responsibility
Mick Conefrey
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 teambut 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Conefrey, Mick
Dewey number
796.522
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Hillary, Edmund
  • Tenzing Norkey
  • Mount Everest Expedition
  • Mountaineering expeditions
  • Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Label
Everest 1953 : the epic story of the first ascent, Mick Conefrey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050060094
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 322 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781851689460
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.
Label
Everest 1953 : the epic story of the first ascent, Mick Conefrey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000050060094
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 322 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781851689460
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.

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