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Every day the path up the South Col route to the summit of Everest becomes a littleworn 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 conuered 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 uestion 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 mountaineerin Initially published as Everest Kangshung Face This book starts off almost as a guide book for the trek to the little known and little climbed Everest East or Kangshung face The trek is spectacular with the culmination being the best mountain view in the world in my opinion Chomolonzo Makalu Kangchungtse Petangtse Shartse Lhotse Shar Lhotse the South Col and the dramatic snow covered Everest East Kangshung FaceThe 1988 climb itself is dramatic and dangerous illustrated with spectacular photos like one showing a Tyrolean traverse across an enormous crevasse Stephen Venables reached the summit of Mount Everest on May 12 1988 only the second summit from the Kangshung East side Venables descent from the summit in a blizzard is as chilling and frightening as Maurice Herzog's Annapurna with Stephen having to bivouac just below the summit At one point in his descent he sits in the snow and considers just staying there and dyingThe story is very exciting The photos are excellent

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Everest Alone at the Summit AdrenalineG 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 JournalEvery day the path up the South Col route to the summit of Everest becomes a littleworn 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 conuered in 1983 Five years later Stephen Venables intensified the challenge by This book presents a fascinating view of what it takes to climb Everest Unlike the normal routes that most climbers take the Kangshung face presents climbers with danger as a result of the steepness of the slope and the avalanche danger from loose snow It's not that Everest is a safe climb as the well documented difficulties in 1996 bear witness it's that this particular face just presents a greater degree of difficulty A good read

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Everest Alone at the Summit kindle ô eBook 1560252898 Free ï Stephen Venables º ❮Epub❯ ➞ Everest: Alone at the Summit (Adrenaline) Author Stephen Venables – Danpashley.co.uk Every day the path up the South Col route to the summit of Everest becomes a littlewoLeading three unknown American climbers up the East Face this time without oxygen The uestion 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 Journ This is an excellent story of someone who took on a tremendous challenge to climb Mt Everest without oxygen and he simply tells it as it unfolded For those who relish outdoor adventure this is a great read as it is for those who simply like to read about something remarkable in the way of a human solitary physical and physiological acheivement