Reviews of Everest

The reviews below refer to "Everest" published by Rucksack Readers. To find out more about this book, click on its cover or Look inside its pages or visit its Gallery.

From a satisfied customer

Just a quick email to say how much I enjoyed Harry Kikstra's 'Everest'. In fact, I thought it was brilliant. None of the many Everest expedition books which I've read have brought home just how arduous the mountain is, nor how committed you have to be, as clearly as this. It's partly because he writes so simply, clearly and lucidly; partly because it's a guide to planning the trip, so there's no need to inflate the prose beyond being simply factual. And, in keeping with all your titles, it's amazingly comprehensive for a relatively slim volume.

Patrick Jeffcoate, by email

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If you have plans to climb Everest, this book is a MUST READ. The book tells you a lot about the best way of:
• planning your trip
• choosing your route (North side, South side)
• health issues, equipment and training for Everest.
Highly recommended: rating: 5 / 5

Reviewed by W P Stolk on 17.6.2010

Reviewed by Irish Mountain Log

The author, a successful "seven summiteer" explains how to prepare for this challenge. He describes in detail the popular ascent routes from Tibet and Nepal, including the trek from Lukla to Base Camp.

IML no 89 (Spring 2009) page 55

From a review in Scottish Mountaineer

For anyone with an interest in Everest and how to get up it, the book certainly delivers ... I particularly liked the fact that the climb has not been made to appear too easy ... As a book of its type, few others of the size can contain as much relevant information.

Pete Hill''s review in SM Nov 2009 page 94

Printed book £9.99


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… more about Everest »