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MORNING LIGHT: TRIUMPH AT SEA AND TRAGEDY ON EVEREST Margaret Griffiths 2008 1st ed Hardcover DJ New
By Griffiths, Margaret
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Canada, 2008, 1st edition. 288 pp, color photos. New hardcover with dust jacket.

In the spring of 1981, 67-year-old George Griffiths sailed solo from Britain to Barbados, where he was met by his two sons. The younger son, Mark, joined his father to sail home to Canada by way of the Panama Canal and up the Pacific coast. Mark's older brother, Blair, flew home to begin work as a CBC cameraman documenting the Canadian Mount Everest Expedition Team, with its 26 climbers, 30 Sherpas and more than 200 porters.

Six months later, Blair Griffiths was dead, crushed by a six-story wall of Everest ice. Through heroic efforts the team finally managed to recover Blair's remains, and there followed a heartbreaking cremation on a pyre of rhododendron boughs. Eventually two of the team succeeded in summiting the mountain.

In 1985, at the age of 72, George Griffiths trekked with his grandson to Everest Base Camp, where Blair's ashes were laid, in order to say goodbye. In this place of awe and majesty among mountains and sky, father and adventurer found peace.

Written from taped accounts, diaries, letters and reports, Morning Light: Triumph at Sea & Tragedy on Everest is a poignant saga of adventure and high emotion that celebrates the human spirit and its need to explore. New hardcover with Dust Jacket.

Margaret Griffiths was married to George Griffiths and was the stepmother to Blair Griffiths. Margaret was born in England in 1920 and moved to Canada in 1953 after serving in the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force in the Second World War. During the Battle of Britain, she worked on the first experimental radar. She currently lives on Galiano Island, British Columbia, where she is a respected community leader and devoted activist.

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