This is the story of the first adventure to unravel the I mystery of Mount Everest and to discover both a I route across Tibet from Darjeeling and to open a path to the base of the peak itself.
- Where exactly did Everest fit on to the Himalayan map?
- What valleys made access to the mountain possible?
- Which route would lead to a climbable ridge or face to the summit?
This is the full account, written by Col. Howard-Bury, in which he describes the frustrations, the hazards and the traumatic tales of exploring such a remote and unknown region of Tibet flanking Everest. False trails, stunning scenery and hidden valleys; all aspects conspired to create an unforgettable saga.