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Everest Alone At The Summit


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First Published as Everest Kangshung Face

By Stephen Venables,     With a Foreword by Lord John Hunt

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Published by Odyssey Books, Bath, 1996, UK Paperback Edition of 1989 1st Edition (published as Everest Kangshung Face), Signed by the author on the title page, Nr. Fine.    Stephen Venables, with Americans Robert Anderson and Ed Webster and Canadian Paul Teare, set out in 1988 to climb a difficult new route on the formidable Kangshung Face of Everest without supplementary oxygen.  The team was the smallest to ever attempt a new, and difficult, route on Everest and, after many weeks of struggle, Venables reached the summit on his own after a 16 hour push from the team’s highest camp. A blizzard meant a night in the open for Venables at 28,000 feet and a subsequent three day epic retreat for Venables, Anderson and Webster, Teare having turned back earlier in the ascent. A classic account by Venables of one of the great Everest success stories, against all the odds.

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Weight0.75 kg