High Adventure (p) download free [PDF and Ebook] by Hillary

High Adventure (p) download free [PDF and Ebook] by Hillary year 2003
  • Book name: High Adventure (p)
  • Author: Hillary
  • Release date: 2003/5/24
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9780195167344
  • Rating: 7.69 of 10
  • Votes: 249
  • Review by: Caiden Conway
  • Review rating: 9.26 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/15
  • Total pages: 245
  • Includes a PDF summary of 27 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Fear lives among Everest's mighty ice-fluted faces and howls across its razor-sharp crags. Gnawing at reason and enslaving minds, it has killed many and defeated countless others. But in 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay stared into its dark eye and did not waver. On May 29, they pushed spent bodies and aching lungs past the achievable to pursue the impossible. At a terminal altitude of 29,028 feet, they stood triumphant atop the highest peak in the world. With nimble words and a straightforward style, New Zealand mountaineering legend Hillary recollects the bravery and frustration, the agony and glory that marked his Everest odyssey. From the 1951 expedition that led to the discovery of the Southern Route, through the grueling Himalayan training of 1952, and on to the successful 1953 expedition led by Colonel John Hunt, Hillary conveys in precise language the mountain's unforgiving conditions. In explicit detail he recalls an Everest where chaotic icefalls force costly detours, unstable snow ledges promise to avalanche at the slightest misstep, and brutal weather shifts from pulse-stopping cold to fiendish heat in mere minutes. In defiance of these torturous conditions, Hillary remains enthusiastic and never hesitates in his quest for the summit. Despite the enormity of his and Norgay's achievement, he regards himself, Norgay, and the other members of his expedition as hardworking men, not heroes. And while he never would have reached the top without practiced skill and technical competence, his thrilling memoir speaks first to his admiration of the human drive to explore, to understand, to risk, and to conquer.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H28M10S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Guidebooks, Adventure Holidays, Biography: Sport, Memoirs, Autobiography: Sport, Climbing & Mountaineering
  • Available formats: TXT, SNB, WORD, DOC, PPTX, PDF, AZW3, EPUB. Compressed in 7-ZIP, ZIP, LZO, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 20.53 USD
  • Dimensions: 132.08x200.66x20.32mm
  • Weight: 317.51g
  • Printed by: Oxford University Press
  • Published in: New York, United States

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