8000 metres

Climbing the World's highest mountains

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Author: Alan Hinkes

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783620234

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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In this stunning large-format book, British mountaineer Alan Hinkes describes for the first time in one place his experiences of climbing all 14 of the peaks over 8000m: the world's highest mountains, in the Himalaya and Karakoram. While the photographs - despite being taken in impossible conditions - capture the beauty and majesty of the mountain landscapes of the roof of the world, the text describes the minute-by-minute struggle to survive in 'the death zone', let alone climb to the summits, often solo and in roaring winds and Arctic temperatures. As well as reflecting on the Yorkshire childhood and first Alpine ascents that got him to his first 8000m summit attempt, and the life that he has led and plans to lead since becoming the first Briton to reach all the 8000ers, Alan recalls the climbing companions he met along the way, several of whom have died in their beloved mountains, the trek-ins, the base camps, the setbacks and the triumphs. A book to challenge and inspire mountain-lovers everywhere.

Climbing the world's 14 highest mountains

the history of the 8,000-meter peaks

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Author: Richard Sale,John Cleare

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

View: 8542

A fascinating history of climbing in the "death zone" -- the peaks higher than 8,000 meters (26,248 feet).

Guinness World Records 2015

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Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: Guinness World Records

ISBN: 1908843705

Category: Reference

Page: 255

View: 9379

The world’s best-selling annual is back, with thousands of amazing new records, cool facts and awesome pictures! Ever wondered how far a dog can ride a scooter or who’s swallowed the most swords underwater Want to know about the latest sporting achievements, extreme bodies and cutting-edge tech Find the answers to these and many more mind-boggling feats in the all-new Guinness World Records 2015 eBook. What’s more, 2015 marks 60 years since the release of the very first GWR annual. To celebrate our diamond anniversary, you’ll find milestones of our classic records and how they’ve changed – or not changed – over time, plus a special feature just on diamond records. And if all that isn’t enough, you can download the new “See It 3D” augmented-reality app on another smart device to bring records in your eBook to life – just point it at designated records on screen and watch what happens! Compare yourself to the tallest man ever, squish maggots in our game, take a journey around the Solar System and much more.

Guinness World Records 2016

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Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: Guinness World Records

ISBN: 1910561037

Category: Reference

Page: 256

View: 1646

The world’s best-selling annual is back and bursting with thousands of amazing new records, never-before-seen images and mind-boggling trivia. And as always, we have a few more surprises in store for you… As well as all your favorite records for talented pets, superhuman achievements, big stuff and extreme vehicles, you’ll find show-stopping superlatives from brand-new categories. Topics making their GWR debut include waterfalls, twins, ballooning, apps, lightning, manga, archaeology, drones, and pirates – and that’s just for starters! So, get ready for your yearly dose of mind-blowing feats and wonders in Guinness World Records 2016 – the global authority on record-breaking.

Everest & Conquest in the Himalaya

Science and Courage on the World's Highest Mountain

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Author: Richard Sale,George Rodway

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 1781596751

Category: History

Page: 240

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A history of those who have scaled Mount Everest—and the advances in mountaineering over a century. At one time, the summits of the world’s highest peaks—Everest included—were beyond reach. Pioneering attempts to overcome the dangers of climbing at extremely high altitudes ended in failure, sometimes with disastrous consequences. Yet today, high-altitude ascents are frequent, almost commonplace. Everest can be conquered by relatively inexperienced mountaineers, and their exploits barely merit media attention—unless they go fatally wrong. This dramatic history of Everest climbs describes in vivid detail the struggle to conquer the mountain and the advances in scientific knowledge that made the conquest possible. It also offers compelling insight into the science of mountaineering—as well as the physical and psychological challenges faced by individuals who choose to test themselves in some of the harshest conditions on earth.

Everest

50 Years on Top of the World

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Author: George Band

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)

Page: 256

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Published in association with the Royal Geographic Society, Alpine Club and Everest Foundation, this is the official publication celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest in 1953. It puts the first successful ascent into context - detailing the adventures and deaths on the north face pre World War II and the planning after the war that was nearly curtailed by a Swiss expedition in 1952. Written by a member of the original Hunt team - George Band (who went on to climb the lower but much harder peak Kangchenjunga) - the book contains details, photographs and material donated by team members and the RGS.

the Guinness Book of Records 1990

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Author: Norris Mcwhirter,Donald McFarlan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780851123417

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 310

View: 8595

Explorers Journal

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Author: Ernest Ingersoll

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Explorers

Page: N.A

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