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THE FIGHT FOR EVEREST 1924 E.F. Norton Paperback 2002
By Norton, E F (Edward Felix), George Mallory and other members of the expedition.
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New Delhi, 2002 [1925]. 327 pp, photos, maps. 'Norton took over the leadership of the 1924 expedition during which he climbed to a height of c.28,100ft without oxygen.' -- Jill Neate, Mountaineering Literature.

It was on this expedition that Mallory and Irvine made their gallant attempt for the summit and were both lost, perhaps having succeeded.

This book is the third of an impressive trio of books containing the official narratives of various British expeditions of 1921, 1922 and 1924 attempting to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The other two books (also published in India: Mount Everest: The Reconnaisance, 1921; and The Assault on Mount Everest 1922. Paperback. Fine.

Contents: Introduction by Sir Fancis Younghusband. Part I Narrative - I.The Start. By Brig-General Hon. C. G. Bruce, C.B., M.V.O.; II. The March Across Tibet. By Lieut.-Colonel E. F. Norton, D.S.O.; III. The Rongbuk Glacier. By Captain J. G. Bruce, M.C.; IV. The North Col. By Lieut.-Colonel E. F. Norton, D.S.O.; V. Norton and Somervell's Attempt. By Lieut.-Colonel E. F. Norton, D.S.O.; VI. Mallory and Irvine's Attempt. By N. E. Odell; VII. The Return to Base Camp. By Lieut,-Colonel E. F. Norton, D.S.O.; VIII. The Return Journey. By Bentley Beetham; IX. Future Possibilities. By Lieut.-Colonel E. F. Norton, D.S.O. Part II Mallory's Letters. Part III Observations. I. Physiological Difficulties. By Major R. W. G. Hingston; II. Natural History. By Major R. W. G. Hingston. III Geology and Glaciology. By N. E. Odell.; IV. Photography. By Bentley Beetham; V. On the Use of Oxygen. By N. E. Odell; VI. The Organization of the Expedition; Index.


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