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EPICS ON EVEREST: STORIES OF SURVIVAL FROM THE WORD'S HIGHEST PEAK Clint Willis 2003 1st edition
By Willis, Clint
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New York, 2003, 1st edition. 333 pp. A terrific new anthology of Everest stories from the creator of the best selling series of adventures stories. Includes excerpts from the Everest books by Anker and Roberts, Conefrey, Bonington, Noyce, Leamer on Unsoeld, Boardman, Tabin, Morrow, Coffey, Venables, Groom, Gammelgaard, Boukreev. Everest killed more than twenty men before it was finally climbed fifty years ago.
 
Since then, the mountain has claimed another 160 lives - more than fifty in the last decade alone. Epics on Everest brings together sixteen stirring tales of struggle, survival, and death from the world's highest peak. They encompass the controversies surrounding the first ascent, as well as the bold - some said suicidal - exploits of later climbers. Here also are three different versions of the tragic events that inspired the huge best-seller Into Thin Air. Together, these selections offer Everest climbers' most convincing answers to a haunting question: What is it really like to climb - or die trying to climb - the world's highest mountain? New Paperback. (only edition) 

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