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Why Everest - A Short History of the Pioneers By Gerry Roach
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Gerry Roach answers the question Why Everest by tracing the mountaineering history of the Earth’s highest peak through the pioneering period, which he brings forward to 1983. Everest is a... More > pyramid with three major faces separated by three major ridges, and the last of these, the elusive East Face, was finally climbed in 1983. This pioneering period also saw other notable mountaineering landmarks such as the first ascent without supplemental oxygen, the first winter ascent, and the first solo ascent. Gerry has included every expedition that set foot on Everest through 1983. Gerry has tried to be an impartial reporter of facts, but his opinions do creep in. As for the question itself, Why Everest, some may find the answer in these pages and some may not. Some will be saddened by all the deaths, set the history aside, and dismiss Everest as an avoidable beast. Some may be moved by the opportunity for finding joy on this rock, and head up there at speed.< Less

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Genius Matters Genius Matters By Angela Maiers
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