Following the successful reconnaissance expedition of 1921 to find a route on to the mountain, this expedition in 1922 was man's first true attempt to climb the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest.
In a groundbreaking adventure, the team under General Bruce pioneered new heights of endurance and reached altitudes never dreamed of before.
- What would be the physical effect on man of altitudes up to 28.000 feet?
- Could climbers survive at such heights in bitter winds?
- Was the route from the North Col to the summit a viable proposition?
- Would man or the mountain be beaten in this attempt?
Written by the leader of the 1922 expedition, this volume will enthrall all avid followers of the continuing quest for Mount Everest. This fascinating epic is a story of courage and endurance beyond the wildest dreams of the gods.