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10 best Everest books

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Into Thin Air: Personal Account of the Everest Disaster
Into Thin Air: Personal Account of the Everest Disaster
"This is the now the benchmark that Everest books are compared by. Controversial in places the journalistic skills of Krakauer make this a gripping tale."
The Longest Climb: The Last Great Overland Quest
The Longest Climb: The Last Great Overland Quest
"A brilliant read about a classic adventure all the way from the lowest point on Earth to the highest in the tragic year of 2006. A gripping Everest account and a future adventure classic."
Dark Summit: The Extraordinary True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season
Dark Summit: The Extraordinary True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season
"Also written about the 2006 season this is an easy read, perhaps lacking some credibility as the author wasn't there himself and for that reason The Longest Climb carries more authority."
The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
"For those interested in Krakauer's story this was written as a response and seeks to correct some of the details from his account. Bourkreev is a truly heroic figure."
Death Zone: Climbing Everest Through the Killer Storm
Death Zone: Climbing Everest Through the Killer Storm
"A bit dated now, but this also recounts the disaster of 1996 but from the North side of the mountain by an inexperienced mountaineer."
Climbing Everest: George Mallory's Writings on Mountaineering
Climbing Everest: George Mallory's Writings on Mountaineering
"A bit long winded perhaps by modern standards but poetic in places this is for true Everest fans and of course those of the great man himself."
Facing Up: A Remarkable Journey to the Summit of Mount Everest
Facing Up: A Remarkable Journey to the Summit of Mount Everest
"A popular book because of Grylls' TV presence this an easy read for younger Everest buffs. Perhaps a bit lightweight for most climbing fans."
Ghosts of Everest: The Authorised Story of the Search for Mallory and Irvine
Ghosts of Everest: The Authorised Story of the Search for Mallory and Irvine
"Brilliantly written and accurate in every detail. For those interested in what really happened to Mallory."
Dead Lucky: Life and Death on Mount Everest
Dead Lucky: Life and Death on Mount Everest
"Also written after the 2006 season this is a strong account of an amazing survival and rescue on the North side of the mountain."
Chris Bonington's Everest
Chris Bonington's Everest
"Hard to get hold of now but Bonington's authority and overview on Everest is unparalleled."