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Book Title: High Adventure|
The author of the book: Edmund Hillary
ISBN 13: 9780747566960
Format files: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
The size of the: 638 KB
Edition: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Date of issue: May 5th 2003
Reader ratings: 7.9
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The funny thing is that people probably eschew this book, thinking it's written in "old fashioned" terminology or it's "just another summit book."
Nothing could be further from the truth. Hillary's enthusiasm for mountain climbing punctuates every page (literally; I don't think there's a page in the book that lacks an exclamation point). He talks about the technicalities of climbing with ease and in accessible language, and he regards the mountains as beings in their own right, worthy of respect and awe.
In addition, the edition of the book I read, despite being a paperback, was illustrated not only with line drawings reminiscent of Arthur Ransome's books, but with simple maps and diagrams showing exactly where the various glaciers are or the path through the Khombu icefall (not nearly as simple as later books/authors make it seem!).
This is an enthralling book that goes along at a great pace and it was definitely over too soon. Give it a try: it's worth at least a dozen of the whiny 70's mountaineering books!
Read information about the authorSir Edmund Hillary was born and grew up in Auckland, New Zealand.
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