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The Call of Everest: The History, Science, and Future of the World’s Tallest Peak

February 26, 2017 by admin  
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The Call of Everest: The History, Science, and Future of the World’s Tallest Peak

  • The Call Of Everest

Gripping and sumptuous, this is the definitive book on the history, mystique, and science of Mount Everest, including how climate change is impacting the world’s tallest mountain. 
 
In 1963, the American Mount Everest Expedition made mountaineering history. It was the first American venture to successfully scale the legendary peak and the first successful climb up the hazardous West Ridge (a climb so difficult no one has yet repeated it). In 2012, adventurer Conrad Anker led a National Geographic/The North Face team up the mountain to enact a legacy climb. Environmental changes and overcrowding led to challenges and disappointments, but yet the mountain maintains its allure. Now, steely-eyed Anker leads a team of writers in a book designed to celebrate the world’s most famous mountain, to look back over the years of climbing triumphs and tragedies, and to spotlight what has changed–and what remains eternal–on Mount Everest. Telltale signs of Everest’s current state, never-before-published photography, and cutting-edge science expose the world’s tallest peak–its ancient meaning, its ever-present challenges, and its future in a world of disappearing ice.

Breathtaking Images from The Call of Everest: The History, Science, and Future of the World’s Tallest Peak

The Call of Everest: Helicopter Drop Off
A helicopter drops off injured climbers at Base Camp. (Photo by Max Lowe p. 23)

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The Call of Everest: Khumbu Icefall
The team makes its descent through the Khumbu Icefall. (Photo by Andy Bardon Photography p. 246)

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The Call of Everest: On Summit 1963
National Geographic’s Barry Bishop rests on the summit in 1963. (Photo by Luther G. Jerstad/National Geographic p. 139)

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The Call of Everest: Porters
The 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition included more than 900 porters. (Photo by Barry Bishop/National Geographic p. 161)

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The Call of Everest: Lhotse Ascent
Long lines encumber the ascent of the Lhotse Face. (Photo by Simone Moro p. 174)

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The Call of Everest: Base Camp, Night
All appears to be quiet in this night shot from Base Camp. (Photo by C. Richards Photography p. 237)

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