Everest the Hard Way

Everest the Hard Way❰Read❯ ➳ Everest the Hard Way Author Chris Bonington – Oaklandjobs.co.uk When Chris Bonington and his team set out in August to climb the South West face of Everest they were attempting the ultimate challenge of mountaineering to conquer the steepest and highest face in t When Chris Bonington and his team set out in Augustto climb the South West face of Everest they were attempting the ultimate challenge of mountaineering to conquer the steepest and highest face in the world Two months later, overcoming daunting physical conditions and massive psychological pressures, the lead climbers scaledsheer feet of the previously unconquered Rock Band to reach the summit the hard way Drawing on first hand accounts of his fellow climbers, Chris Bonington portrays the tensions, emotions and, on one occasion, bitter personal Everest the Kindle - tragedy behind one of the most spectacular ascents in the history of climbing. Last year, after I had watched the movie Everest , I got really interested in Everest expeditions and wanted to read some books about it A few days later I came across this book, which was given away for free by one of the many op shops here Even though it is in a horrible condition it must have been stored in a moist room, and since I am allergic to mould I sometimes had to read this with my reading glasses on just so my eyes wouldn t get itchy I took it with me, to read about another expe Last year, after I had watched the movie Everest , I got really interested in Everest expeditions and wanted to read some books about it A few days later I came across this book, which was given away for free by one of the many op shops here Even though it is in a horrible condition it must have been stored in a moist room, and since I am allergic to mould I sometimes had to read this with my reading glasses on just so my eyes wouldn t get itchy I took it with me, to read about another expedition on everest, written by the expedition leader Chris Bonington himself.And in the last few days I finally read it.I don t really know anything about mountaneering but I still ended up enjoying this book Everything is described nicely and not too hard to understand, even for people who have no experience with climbing and a bad sense of orientation as well there was photos of the mountain and a map right next to it, which made it really easy to see where they were on the mountain at different stages of the book Bonington uses excerpts from other people s diaries and letters, which shows the different and also the common experiences really well.The only thing that made me feel a bit uncomfortable was reading about tragedies, since these are real persons But I guess you have to be prepared for accidents when going to Everest.Now the only thing left for me to decide is if I want to take this book back to Germany with me or not Exchange student struggles, the postage is really expensive ,, , ,, ,, , ,, , ,, ,, , , , I picked up this book cheap at a thrift store and it was a first edition signed by the author Wow It is simply one of the greatest mountaineering adventures ever It starts out a bit slow, but it is necessary to understand the complexity of such an enormous undertaking The climbing is accurately described and the courage, skill and determination of the climbers are certainly evident in his writing I recommend it to anyone It is a fascinating story where life hangs in the balance Chris Boni I picked up this book cheap at a thrift store and it was a first edition signed by the author Wow It is simply one of the greatest mountaineering adventures ever It starts out a bit slow, but it is necessary to understand the complexity of such an enormous undertaking The climbing is accurately described and the courage, skill and determination of the climbers are certainly evident in his writing I recommend it to anyone It is a fascinating story where life hangs in the balance Chris Bonington is one of the world s leading mountaineers, to say the least Boys Own Stuff, really well written. Really enjoyed this I ll never climb a mountain though that s what books like this are for. I found myself talking to my feet I personalised them to such an extent that they were two separate beings needing help The left one was very slow to warm up and, after conversations with the right one, we decided I had better concentrate on rubbing it hard And all the time my external mind was putting its spoke in as well Doug Scott on spending the night bivouacking in a snow cave with Dougal Haston at 28,700ft with no sleeping bag or down suit after a successful summit Although interm I found myself talking to my feet I personalised them to such an extent that they were two separate beings needing help The left one was very slow to warm up and, after conversations with the right one, we decided I had better concentrate on rubbing it hard And all the time my external mind was putting its spoke in as well Doug Scott on spending the night bivouacking in a snow cave with Dougal Haston at 28,700ft with no sleeping bag or down suit after a successful summit Although intermingled with tragedy the first ascent of the South West Face of Everest in 1975 was a daring and phenomenal achievement Chris Bonington s account as expedition leader is a fantastic insight into a large scale expedition and his involvement of each climber s journal entries is insightful however he doesn t speak of adventure with the same yearning and zeal that Edmund Hillary manages to capture in his autobiography Nothing Venture, Nothing Win This was a great story documenting a climb to the summit in the 1970s While I am sure the equipment has been improved since then, it gives the reader a great understanding of what it takes to summit the highest peak in the world It takes huge teams not all of who will even make the peak , experienced porters, months of planning, a lot of money I think current estimates are about 40 60,000 per person at this time only 10,000 for a permit in the 1970s , and a lot of time It took about two This was a great story documenting a climb to the summit in the 1970s While I am sure the equipment has been improved since then, it gives the reader a great understanding of what it takes to summit the highest peak in the world It takes huge teams not all of who will even make the peak , experienced porters, months of planning, a lot of money I think current estimates are about 40 60,000 per person at this time only 10,000 for a permit in the 1970s , and a lot of time It took about two months for this group to make it to the summit Great photos included I am an armchair adventurer I like reading about Everest and what people have to go through to get to the summit This was a very interesting read in that it happened in the 70 s It s hard to imagine what they carried when I know that technology has improved the supplies for an Everest Expedition There is an appendix chapter in which members of the team write about their contribution to the expedition It was just as interesting as the chapters on the climb itself. He is one of my favorite adventures writer Sir Bonnington proved as great leader of British Everest Expedition as well as a climber He put accounts of his expedition member on the book which make the ingredients quite various You can read from the members perspective about his leadership and also Bonnington view about the climbers Great book for people who want to learn about hardship, management, and leadership. Masterclass by Sir Chris in explaining the intricacies of a huge expedition like this one The way the author places the accounts of his fellow climbers in between his experiences is exceptional Albeit a tragic end, this is well told tale of the first time Everest was overcome by the South West Face Highly recommended

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  • Hardcover
  • Everest the Hard Way
  • Chris Bonington
  • English
  • 15 October 2019
  • 0340208333