Everest

Summit of the World

Harry Kikstra

At 8848 m (29,028 ft) Mount Everest is the world's highest peak. Even the trek to Base Camp is arduous. Climbers aiming for the summit must survive the extreme conditions of the 'Death Zone' and perform great feats of endurance. The author describes how to prepare for and climb the popular ascent routes up Everest from both Nepal and Tibet, including

  • advice on planning and organization
  • how to prevent and manage altitude sickness
  • practical advice on the use of oxygen and yaks
  • how to choose your Everest route and expedition team
  • detailed description of the Tibet (North-east Ridge) and Nepal (South Col) routes
  • mapping, diagrams and over 50 colour photographs.

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Book data

  • Everest: Summit of the World
  • Harry Kikstra
  • 1 March 2009
  • UK price £9.99
  • 96pp+2pp map flap
  • 117x145 mm; weight 112g/4oz
  • ISBN: 978-1-898481-54-6

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“This book is packed with practical help and mountain wisdom, and is essential reading for anybody contemplating an attempt on Everest.”

Lincoln Hall, Everest summiteer and survivor, and author of "Dead Lucky"

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