Thus, without in any way belittling the exploits of I Hillary and Tenzing, it is fair to say that the 1953 I victory is the victory of all expedition leaders, climbers, members of support teams, transport officers, doctors, Sherpas, and, last but not least, the porters who took part in the ten successive expeditions. It is fitting to do honour to them all, "writes the author.
Everest has and always will attract those in search of high adventure, self knowledge and daring exploits. Why do men climb mountains? This short concise volume will give you many answers and many questions. Here is the full story of man's quest for the summit of Mount Everest, beginning in the mists of time with the early climbs from Tibet, and ending in 1953 with victory from Nepal.
Among books on mountaineering, this one is made unique by its illustrations. There are no fewer than 54 lithographs by AJ Veilhan, of which 12 are in colours. In addition, there are ten maps.