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SOUTH COL: ONE MAN'S ADVENTURE ON THE ASCENT OF EVEREST 1953 Noyce Paperback
By Noyce, Wilfrid
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UK, 2003. 303 pp, b/w photos. Wilfrid Noyce was the first member of the 1953 Everest expedition to accomplish the ascent of the South Col, the small plateau just below the summit. His memoir captures the numbing feeling of intense cold, the shriek of high winds, and the austere beauty of glacier and snowfall and stone. 
 
An accomplished poet and writer, Noyce's account communicates all the drama, excitement and vitality of one of the greatest feats of exploration of all time. His personal approach transports the reader to the party of explorers as they huddle together in a tent pitched precariously on the Lhotse Face, captures the numbing feeling of intense cold, the shriek of high winds, the austere beauty of glacier and snowfall and stone, the dangers of crevasses and the awesomeness of towering ice pinnacles.

It is Noyce's attention to detail, mood and impression, and his masterful characterisation of all the members of the party that makes this such a unique and intimate account of the expedition and a valuable insight into human nature in extreme conditions. The book also contains a number of poems Noyce wrote on the expedition.
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