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Everest: The Unclimbed Ridge (Adrenaline Classics) epub

by Sir Chris Bonington,Charles Clarke,Clint Willis


Everest: The Unclimbed Ridge (Adrenaline Classics) epub

ISBN: 1560253908

ISBN13: 978-1560253907

Author: Sir Chris Bonington,Charles Clarke,Clint Willis

Category: Sport

Subcategory: Individual Sports

Language: English

Publisher: Da Capo Press; First Edition edition (May 16, 2002)

Pages: 304 pages

ePUB book: 1503 kb

FB2 book: 1258 kb

Rating: 4.9

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Everest: The Unclimbed Ridge" is the story of the 1982 British attempt on the then-unclimbed Northeast Ridge of Mount Everest. Co-authored by Sir Chris Bonington and Charles Clarke, it illustrates both the thrills and deadly perils of extreme high altitude alpine-style climbing.

Everest: The Unclimbed Ridge" is the story of the 1982 British attempt on the then-unclimbed Northeast Ridge of Mount Everest.

Co-authored by Sir Chris Bonington and Charles Clarke, it illustrates both the thrills and deadly perils of extreme high altitude alpine-style climbing.

Adrenaline Classics continues to bring to the fore the work of the father of modern mountaineering, the celebrated climber and writer, Sir Chris Bonington.

Sir Christian John Storey Bonington, CVO, CBE, DL (born 6 August 1934) is a British mountaineer. Bonington's father, who left the family when Christian was nine months old, was a founding member of L Detachment, Special Air Service.

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Everest the Unclimbed Ridge. By (author) Sir Chris Bonington. Sir Chris was knighted in 1992 for services to mountaineering. He is heading the RGS/Alpine Club's Everest Celebrations Committee. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

Willis, Clint 1957–PERSONAL:Born October 16, 1957, in New Orleans, LA; son of Charles Perry (an attorney), and . Everest: The Unclimbed Ridge, Thunder's Mouth Press (New York, NY), 2002.

Willis, Clint 1957–PERSONAL:Born October 16, 1957, in New Orleans, LA; son of Charles Perry (an attorney), and Elizabeth Willis; married Jennifer Schwamm, December 21, 1980; children: James, Abner. Education: Williams College, . 1979; Yale University Graduate School of Political Science, 1979-80. Fire Fighters: Stories of Survival from the Front Lines of Firefighting, Thunder's Mouth Press (New York, NY), 2002.

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Adrenaline Classics continues to bring to the fore the work of the father of modern mountaineering, the celebrated climber and writer, Sir Chris Bonington. Everest—The Unclimbed Ridge is a genuine classic of Everest literature, a book that series editor Clint Willis calls "the real climber's Into Thin Air." Bonington and coauthor Charles Clarke tell the story of Bonington's most tragic expedition—a bold attempt on the fearsome Northeast Ridge of Everest. This is the expedition that killed two of Bonington's closest friends—two young men who were part of mountaineering's greatest generation; Joe Tasker and Peter Boardman set out one morning and never made it back. With 24 black-and-white photos and spectacular, edge-of-your-seat climbing, the book offers some of the most moving and powerful moments in modern mountaineering writing. "This was an epic, groundbreaking ascent by one of the most talented teams ever to hit the Himalaya."—Stephen Venables (author of Everest: Alone at the Summit)
"Everest: The Unclimbed Ridge" is the story of the 1982 British attempt on the then-unclimbed Northeast Ridge of Mount Everest. Co-authored by Sir Chris Bonington and Charles Clarke, it illustrates both the thrills and deadly perils of extreme high altitude alpine-style climbing.

Bonington put together a light but elite team for his 1982 expedition, featuring himself and accomplished climbers Pete Boardman, Joe Tasker, and Dick Renshaw, backed by two support climbers, Adrian Gordon and Charles Clarke. The first part of the book is a quick recap of previous climbing on Everest, following by a fascinating narrative of the team's journey to its base camp on the North side of Everest.

The struggle to forge an alpine-style route up the Northeast Ridge is candidly portrayed by Bonington and Clarke. Their narrative is supplemented by quotes from Pete Boardman's diary and letters. The team, climbing at over 8,000 meters without oxygen and with only limited use of fixed ropes, makes slow and painful progress over challenging terrain.

After weeks on the mountain, things begin to go wrong. All the climbers are physically deteriorating from too much time at high altitude. Chris Bonington, then in his late 40's, discovers he can no longer keep pace with his younger counterparts. Dick Renshaw suffers two minor strokes and must be evacuated to medical care. Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker make one last try at the summit, and disappear.

Boardman's body would be found years later on the ridge near where he and Tasker were last seen from a distance by Bonington and Gordon. The Northeast Ridge would finally be climbed, with fixed ropes and supplemental oxygen, in 1995. These facts were obviously unknown to Bonington and Clarke when they closed out this narrative in 1983. The reader is left with a poignant mystery and the enduring question of high altitude climbing: was it worth it?

This book is highly recommended as a fascinating and well-written narrative of a high altitude expedition and its effects on the climbers.
An exciting tale and a fitting obituary for the loss of two fine climbers, Tasker and Boardman. Sir Chris is a talented writer and very skilled at bringing the reader deeply into the risks, frustrations and triumphs of climbing the big mountains.
Wonderful book. Great photography. Stunning story. If you like Mt. Climbing books.. it is a must buy
Great Book!

First half is a bit slow - discussing the history of Everest, and then the excitement builds as the adventurers start their way up!

Not as "sensational" as "Into Thin Air", but I enjoyed it more.

Definitely recommended...
Heart-breaking, tense and on some level maddening, this is the story of Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker's last expedition. Copious quotes, especially from Pete's diary, give it its emotionally touching quality. Bonington chillingly describes the survivors' long wait and gradual realization that something has gone terribly wrong. No one really knows what happened to Boardman and Tasker, especially since their bodies were later found, indicating they were not killed in a fall as Bonington surmised. This book cannot illuminate the mystery, but can illustrate the magnitude of our loss.