Everest: Reflections from the Top

Author(s): Christine Gee et al


On 29 May 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first ever to set foot on the highest point on earth: the summit of Everest. It was a magical moment. Since then many men and women have striven to reach the top of this awesome mountain, which can be at once beautiful and mystical, unpredictable and highly dangerous, never straightforward and always incredibly tough. In this timely and remarkable book, published to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the original ascent, mountaineers from all round the world tell what motivated them to make their own summit bids. They highlight how it felt to reach the top and the impact it made on them, ranging from practical comments to spiritual reflections, to philosophical statements on the future of our planet, including contributions from climbers such as: Chris Bonington, Alan Hinkes, Eric Simonson, Reinhold Messner, Jamling Tenzing Norgay, Bear Grylls, Greg Mortimer, Junko Tabei, Peter Hillary, Doug Scott and Stephen Venables. Not only is this a fascinating and insightful collection to mark more than half a century of the highest adventure, it is also an inspiration to any one of us when we contemplate heroic achievements of our own - whatever they may be.


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The best climbers in the world offer reflections on reaching the summit of Everest for the 60th anniversary of the first ascent

Moving and inspirational Wanderlust

Christine Gee is the Royal Nepalese Honorary Consul General (Australia) and co-founder of Australian Himalayan Expeditions. Garry Weare has had a long association with the Himalaya and has, since 1986, written the Lonely Planet guidebook Trekking in the Indian Himalaya. Both are directors of the Australian Himalayan Foundation. Margaret Gee has worked in publishing for 25 years and is a keen adventure traveller.

General Fields

  • : 9781846043949
  • : Ebury Press
  • : Rider & Co
  • : 0.074
  • : April 2013
  • : 108mm X 152mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christine Gee et al
  • : 160
  • : 796.522095496
  • : Paperback