Reviews of Trek to Everest

The reviews below refer to "Trek 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 review by Neil Reid in Scottish Mountaineer

The trek to Everest Base Camp has become a secular pilgrimage for so many walkers looking to experience travel in the Himalaya. For some it may be the trip of a lifetime, so it's good to be able to get it right. ...

The book gives lots of information on required fitness, altitude problems and preparations, before talking about the country and the people, and practical information for visitors. The rest of the book splits the trek into stages, summarising the day's route and giving tips about what you'll see, each stage accompanied by an easy-to-follow map.

It is a useful addition to anyone's rucksack. In the wake of the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal, profits from the book are being donated to Mountain People, a charity which helps mountain people to help themselves. Find out more from their website:

SM Winter 2017 page 81

Chosen as "Our favourite" in Scotland Outdoors magazine

With helpful background information on Nepal and its people, the guide has 9 pages of maps with different options, durations, altitudes and photography.

Useful advice throughout with a section on altitude sickness (acute mountain sickness), symptoms to look out for and how best to prevent and manage it. Checklists help focus the reader on what is and isn’t required for this trek.

The guide is well illustrated, easy to navigate and dip in and out of depending what you are looking
for and written in an easy to understand style. Profits from the sale of the book are being donated to Mountain People, a charity that helps the people of Nepal help themselves.

From review in Scotland Outdoors 2016 page 23 (

Reviewed by Patrick O'Sullivan, Editor of Irish Mountain Log

The two authors both bring a significant amount of experience to this guidebook ... very experienced in the areas of high altitude trekking and altitude related problems.

The contents are very well organised with quite detailed information on a number of background topics in the first half to help you plan your trip and to help you better understand the cultures and practices in Nepal and in the the Solu Khumbu. The sections on Buddhism and on altitude effects and Acute Mountain Sickness seem particularly comprehensive from my perspective as somebody who lived in Nepal for five years, and are very readable.

Overall, another excellent guide from Rucksack Readers, with an impressive amount of information in its 80 pages, all very accessible.

Irish Mountain Log, Autumn 2016 page 64

From a review in Outdoor Focus magazine

Jacquetta Megarry has a special interest in the medical aspects of trekking at altitude, and was a volunteer on the Xtreme Everest medical research project. So her introductory chapters on the effects of altitude on health and advice about diet are particularly enlightening and valuable.

There are also interesting introductory sections on Kathmandu, the Sherpa people and Buddhism and its buildings. Combined with concise but clear directions, easy-to-follow maps and excellent photography, this handy little guide should provide all you need to reach your personal trekking Everest.

Roly Smith, Outdoor Focus summer 2016, pp 14-15

Reviewed by Polly Murray

This book is a superb, easy-to-follow guide about various treks to base camp, packed with essential tips, detailed routes and unmissable sights. It is full of expert advice to prepare you for everything that you will and may encounter - a must-have for a safe and enjoyable trek to a very special corner of the world.

Polly Murray, first Scottish woman to summit Mount Everest

Printed book £12.99

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