Himalaya: The Exploration and Conquest of the Greatest Mountains on Earth
Foreword by Peter Hillary Edited by Philip Parker Published by Conway
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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