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4.4 out of 5 stars
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4.4 out of 5 stars
Everest 1953: The Epic Story Of The First Ascent
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on 14 February 2013
I really enjoyed this account of what is perhaps a somewhat forgotten but momentous and (these days) underrated acheivement. It is informative and gives much information on the background, the event itself and the follow up. Would recommend.
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on 15 January 2013
A good quick read telling the story and the behind the scenes chaos of organising and carrying out an unprecedented feat. Good in depth detail of some of the controversies in the aftermath of the climb as well.
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on 4 November 2013
Really excellent and well researched book,
I read many books on Everest but I found this book not only covered the climb, but also what happened to everyone afterwards and how they all handled the fame that it brought
.What really impressed me though, was that It was not just Hillary and Tensing that summited but the whole team,
The leadership of John Hunt made sure of that, The summit was not just about two men.
I also thought he had researched the relationships and personalities very well without being over dramatic,, He just wrote and told it as it was.
Can truly recommend this book to any armchair mountaineer, Shelagh
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on 18 January 2013
Fabulous reading. Personalities come through as well as the challenges facing everyone. A superb insight into the effort & planning needed to reach goals. It just happened to be Tending and Hillary.
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on 24 January 2013
An excellent and well written account of the British Everest story. The Tensing Hillary section was specially interesting as was the description of the expedition leader's character and personality.
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on 20 January 2013
A fascinating story giving the reader a lot of background history and an up to date picture. The photographs are difficult to see due to the Kindle format but they don't detract from the story
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on 13 January 2013
A well written and researched book. The author gives a good build up to the leadership of John Hunt and his team, with interesting comments from the team members. All together a good read.
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on 24 June 2013
Excellent

Well written, informative, new insights into the story of the expedition and the ascent. The story of what happened afterwards was also interesting. Excellent.
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on 3 September 2013
An excellent overview of the early expeditions and their circumstances, along with the characters of those involved. a timely tome for the anniversay of Everest's conquest.
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on 23 February 2013
Excellent read.......I would recommend this to anyone with even just a passing interest in the 1953 ascent.

I was sorry when I finished the book - well written.
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