Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent (Unabridged‪)‬

    • 15,99 €

    • 15,99 €

Descripción editorial

On the morning of 2 June 1953, the day of Queen Elizabeth's coronation, the first news ebbed through to the British public of a magnificent achievement: Everest had finally been conquered.

Drawing on first-hand interviews and unprecedented access to archives, this is a groundbreaking new account of that extraordinary first ascent. In a thrilling tale of adventure and courage, Mick Conefrey reveals that what has gone down in history as a supremely well-planned attempt was actually beset by crisis and controversy, both on and off the mountain.

From funding panics to Sherpa rebellions, hostile press to menacing weather, John Hunt and his team had to draw on unimaginable skill and determination, as well as sheer British ingenuity, to succeed. An intimate insight into the forgotten personalities behind the ascent including Eric Shipton, the enigmatic Mr Everest, and Tom Bourdillon and Charles Evans, who came within 100 metres of being first to the summit. Everest 1953 recounts a bygone age of self-sacrifice and heroism, using letters and personal diaries to reveal the immense stress and heartache the climbers often hid from their fellow team members.

GÉNERO
Viajes y aventura
NARRACIÓN
BE
Barnaby Edwards
IDIOMA
EN
Inglés
DURACIÓN
11:41
h min
PUBLICADO
2013
22 de noviembre
EDITORIAL
Audible Studios
PRESENTADO POR
Audible.com
TAMAÑO
558,9
MB

Otros usuarios también han comprado

2015
2014
2011
2011
2011
2006