The hunt for Mount Everest
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Boston, MA : Nicholas Brealey Publishing, imprints of John Murray Press, an Hachette UK Company, 2021.
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9781529366624
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301 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Published
Boston, MA : Nicholas Brealey Publishing, imprints of John Murray Press, an Hachette UK Company, 2021.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781529366624

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-283) and index.
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The height of Mt. Everest was first measured in 1850, but the closest any westerner got to Everest during the next 71 years, until 1921, was 40 miles. The Hunt for Mt. Everest tells the story of the 71-year quest to find the world's highest mountain. It's a tale of high drama, of larger-than-life characters-George Everest, Francis Younghusband, George Mallory, Lord Curzon, Edward Whymper-and a few quiet heroes: Alexander Kellas, the 13th Dalai Lama, Charles Bell. A story that traverses the Alps, the Himalayas, Nepal and Tibet, the British Empire (especially British India and the Raj), the Anglo-Russian rivalry known as The Great Game, the disastrous First Afghan War, and the phenomenal Survey of India - it is far bigger than simply the tallest mountain in the world. Encountering spies, war, political intrigues, and hundreds of mules, camels, bullocks, yaks, and two zebrules, Craig Storti uncovers the fascinating and still largely overlooked saga of all that led up to that moment in late June of 1921 when two English climbers, George Mallory and Guy Bullock, became the first westerners-and almost certainly the first human beings-to set foot on Mt. Everest and thereby claimed the last remaining major prize in the history of exploration. With 2021 bringing the 100th anniversary of that year, most Everest chronicles have dealt with the climbing history of the mountain, with all that happened after 1921. The Hunt for Mt. Everest is the seldom-told story of all that happened before.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Storti, C. (2021). The hunt for Mount Everest . Nicholas Brealey Publishing, imprints of John Murray Press, an Hachette UK Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Storti, Craig. 2021. The Hunt for Mount Everest. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, imprints of John Murray Press, an Hachette UK Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Storti, Craig. The Hunt for Mount Everest Nicholas Brealey Publishing, imprints of John Murray Press, an Hachette UK Company, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Storti, Craig. The Hunt for Mount Everest Nicholas Brealey Publishing, imprints of John Murray Press, an Hachette UK Company, 2021.

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