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ALL OUT FOR EVEREST Michael Montgomery 1975 1st ed DJ Fine 2 copies available
By Montgomery, Michael
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London, 1975, 1st ed. In the early 1970s a group of Brits decided to drive to Kathmandu from London in a Land Rover, and then get as close to Everest as possible. This was one of the few times such a feat was possible, as there are some problems along the way; ie, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan. Or on another route, Russia aka the USSR. 

The book is really about the drive, which is delightful in retrospect.  They did manage to hike into Everest base camp from Lamosangu in 18 days, reaching 18,000 feet, and did see Everest. The Lukla airport existed back then, so that eased the return. Hardcover, DJ, Fine. 

Another delightful book on the same route was Dervla Murphy's bike ride in 1963 from Ireland to India traversed the same delightful countries. Her book is called Full Tilt. Also see Goran Kropp's Ultimate High, Sweden to Everest on a bike in 1996.

 

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