Everest 1922: The Epic Story of the First Attempt on the World’s Highest Mountain: Conefrey, Mick
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Everest 1922: The Epic Story of the First Attempt on the World’s Highest Mountain

Author(s): Conefrey, Mick

Copyright: 2022, UK
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 310, 13 bw photos, 2 sketches , map, photo eps, purple cloth
Condition: signed, dj & cloth new

The dramatic and compelliing account of the first attempt to climb Everest, published to coincide with the centenary of the expedition in 2022.

Though it remains by far the world’s most famous mountain, in recent years Everest’s reputation has changed radically, with long queues of climbers on the Lhotse Face, lurid tales of frozen corpses, and piles of high-altitude trash. Yet it wasn’t always like this. Once, Everest was remote and inaccessible, a mysterious place, where only the bravest and most heroic dared to tread.

The first attempt on Everest in 1922 by George Leigh Mallory and a British team is an extraordinary story full of controversy, drama, and incident, populated by a set of larger-than-life characters straight out of ‘Boys Own’ and ‘Indiana Jones’. The expedition ended in tragedy when, on their third bid for the top, Mallory's party was hit by an avalanche that left seven men dead. Using diaries, letters, and published and unpublished accounts, Conefrey creates a rich, character-driven narrative exploring the motivations and private dramas of key individuals and detailing the back-room politics and bitter rivalries that lay behind this epic adventure.





















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