Hi­malaya: The Ex­plo­ration and Con­quest of the Great­est Moun­tains on Earth

Fore­word by Peter Hil­lary Edited by Philip Parker Pub­lished by Conway

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Hi­malaya in­cludes con­tri­bu­tions from the world’s great­est moun­taineers and alpine writ­ers in­clud­ing Stephen Ven­ables, Mick Cone­frey, Peter Gill­man, Stewart Weaver, Doug Scott and Amanda Faber as well as fa­mous pas­sages from the likes of Mau­rice Her­zog, Ed­mund Hil­lary and Her­mann Buhl. The book cel­e­brates the 60th an­niver­sary of Sir Ed­mund Hil­lary and Ten­z­ing Nor­gay’s land­mark as­cent of Ever­est, as well as the 50th an­niver­sary of the first suc­cess­ful Amer­i­can ex­pe­di­tion. The book’s fore­word is writ­ten by Hil­lary’s son, Peter Hil­lary.

The book is one of the finest col­lec­tions of stor ies and photographs of the Hi­malayan Moun­tains, with easy-to-read de­scr ip­tions of the lesser ranges and pin­na­cle Hi­malayan achieve­ments. The Hi­malayas are home to the 14 great­est moun­tains on the planet, each tower ing over 8,000 me­tres. In mag­nif­i­cent im­ages and panoramic moun­tain topos, Hi­malaya tells the story of the re­gion’s ge­o­graph­i­cal or igins, peo­ples, and dis­cov­ery by the West, along with heroic pi­o­neer­ing as­cents, in­clud­ing K2, Nanga Parbat, An­na­purna, Kangchen­junga and Lhotse, and new fron­tiers, routes and moun­taineer­ing tech­niques. Panoramic moun­tain maps br ing the world’s high­est peaks, and the routes by which they were con­quered, into sharp fo­cus for the first time. This r ich his­tory in­cludes a su­perb se­lec­tion of rare moun­tain im­agery, rang­ing from the master­pieces of Vit­tor io Sella to the beau­ti­ful work from some of the world’s lead­ing ad­ven­ture pho­tog­ra­phers.

Whether you are an arm­chair moun­taineer or an ex­pe­di­tion climber, this book is for you. The clar ity of the stor ies and the stun­ning vi­su­als com­bine to make

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