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The third pole : mystery, obsession, and death on Mount Everest / Mark Synnott.

Synnott, Mark, (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Heritage Public Library.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Kent 796.522 SYN (Text) 39001000290654 New Books Checked out 12/27/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524745578
  • ISBN: 152474557X
  • Physical Description: xviii, 429 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton, Penguin Random House LLC, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A portion of this work was originally published in the July 2020 issue of 'National Geographic'--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-412) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- PART 1. Paths to Obsession. Among the dead -- Moscow rules -- Haut monde -- The redheaded stepchild of product testing -- More like war than sport -- PART 2. Ascending. Into the abode of snow -- The miracle highway -- Fani -- The day Everest broke -- PART 3. Beyond All -- Kam -- English air -- Above the brink -- High endeavors -- Home.
Summary, etc.:
A hundred-year mystery lured veteran climber Mark Synnott, along with his friend Renan Ozturk, a filmmaker using drones, into an unlikely expedition up Mount Everest during the spring 2019 season that came to be known as “the Year Everest Broke.” What he found was a gripping human story of impassioned characters from around the globe and a mountain that will consume your soul--;and your life--if you let it. The mystery? On June 8, 1924, George Mallory and Sandy Irvine set out to stand on the roof of the world, where no one had stood before. They were last seen eight hundred feet shy of Everest's summit still “going strong” for the top. Could they have succeeded decades before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay? -- adapted from inside front jacket flap.
Subject: Irvine, Andrew, 1902-1924.
Synnott, Mark.
Ozturk, Renan, 1980-
Mallory, George, 1886-1924.
Mount Everest Expedition (1924)
Mountaineering expeditions > Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Mountaineers > Great Britain.
Mountaineers > United States.
Mountaineering > Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) > History.
Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) > Description and travel.

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