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EVEREST: ALONE AT THE SUMMIT [EVEREST THE KANGSHUNG FACE] Stephen Venables 1999 2nd imp New Paperback SIGNED by Stephen Venables, Ed Webster and Robert Mads Anderson
By Venables, Stephen
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England, 1999 [1989], 2nd impression. 236 pp, b/w photos. An Everest classic. New paperback.

SIGNED on the title page by Stephen Venables, Ed Webster and Robert Mads Anderson.

This was the smallest team to climb Everest by a new route, the Kangshung Face. Venables reached the summit solo. The team included Robert Anderson and Ed Webster.

Every day, the path up the South Col route to the summit of Everest becomes a little more worn by the tread of dozens of package-tour climbers, but few dare to try the East, or Kangshung, Face, a sheer, avalanche-swept wall of snow and ice only first conquered in 1983. Five years later, Stephen Venables intensified the challenge by leading three unknown American climbers up the East Face - this time without oxygen. The question to most climbing experts wasn't whether they would summit, but whether they would live. They nearly didn't Everest: Alone at the Summit is Venables' rousing account of one of the greatest feats of twentieth century mountaineering, a triumph over doubt, the elements and the limits of human endurance that has never been repeated.

"Climbers or not, all will be interested in this mountaineering thriller of a tiny band pulling off an incredible victory-an account so stirring it will be put down only to obtain a moment's breather." -- American Alpine Journal


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