The Himalayas, a world of ice and majesty, eternally I entrancing, high above the clouds on the distant horizon, I have stood like sentinels, pure and yet alluring. Pilgrims have always been drawn to their mighty flanks. It was only a question of time before man's inquisitive mind and quest for adventure would lead him to the highest mountain of all-Everest, Chomolungma, Sagarmatha.
From 1921 until 1924, three expeditions were sent to explore, climb and conquer the mountain from the Tibetan side. This is the story of these three great journeys of discovery. Each expedition opened up new knowledge and gave greater inspiration and confidence to the following attempt on the mountain. Each is a story of heroism and great valour, from climbers, sherpas and porters. Each is a testimony to the willpower of man to achieve great heights, even at the cost of his own life.
The famous explorer, Sir Francis Younghusband, brings this fascinating and gripping story to life. The reader will be held spellbound, as the pages unfold to a riveting climax.
But was the mountain actually climbed? Will the great. Unsolved tale, of the disappearance of Mallory and Irvine in 1924 ever be finally told? Of man's heroic attempt on the mountain in 1924, only the gods truly know the secret.
The 1924 expedition to Mount Everest will forever be one of the truly classic stories of mystery, suspense and endeavour amongst the mighty Himalayan heavens.