Tales of Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest
by Audrey Salkeld
Reviewed August 16, 2003.
National Geographic, Washington, DC, 2003.
$14.70 in hardcover on Amazon.com
Available at Sembach Library (J 796.52 SAL).
I hadn’t intended to check this book out, but the amazing photographs
caught my eye when I processed it, and I couldn’t resist giving it a closer
This book tells the complete story of climbing Everest, from the first
discovery that it is the tallest mountain in the world, through the first
successful ascent to the abundance of expeditions going on today.
Clear maps explain several momentous expeditions, and stunning photographs
illustrate the stories of even the earliest expeditions. A fascinating
Copyright © 2003 Sondra Eklund.
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