Everest: The West Ridge

Mountaineers Books, 2013 - 303 Seiten
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"Not only did Hornbein play a crucial role in one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in the history of mountaineering, his account of the feat is one of the finest things ever written about this peculiar, hazardous, and uncommonly engaging pursuit." --Jon Krakauer

* Special anniversary edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest via the West Ridge
* The West Ridge remains the least attempted and most deadly of recognized routes on Everest

In 1963, Jim Whittaker became the first American to summit Everest via the South Col route. Roughly two weeks after Whittaker's achievement, Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld, fellow American mountaineers on the same expedition, became the first climbers ever to summit the world's highest peak via the dangerous and forbidding West Ridge--a route on which only a handful of climbers have since succeeded.

This special 50th anniversary edition reintroduces the adventure in a larger format with full-color photographs by members of the expedition, including leader Norman G. Dyhrenfurth and team doctor Jim Lester. In addition to a new foreword by Jon Krakauer, this volume also features a new preface by Hornbein along with a series of prefaces he wrote for earlier editions, including the original from 1965, and a map by Dee Molenaar. Updated bios of all the American Mount Everest Expedition team members, written by climber Broughton Coburn, are now accompanied by contemporary portraits from the expedition.

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Long considered some of the best prose ever written on expeditionary mountaineering, Tom Hornbein's narrative in The West Ridge is so beautifully understated, you never really grasp the full enormity ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

Über den Autor (2013)

St. Louis-born Thomas Hornbein has been an avid mountaineer since his early teens, and his climbing adventures range from Pakistan, Nepal, China, and Africa to Colorado. He was Professor and Dean of the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine from 1978 to 1993. Today the retired physician lives with his family in Estes Park, Colorado, and is a scientific adviser for Colorado University's Altitude Research Center. Hornbein continues to climb on local crags.

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