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Everest Kangshung Face


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By Stephen Venables,     With a Foreword by Lord John Hunt

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Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1989, 1st UK Edition, D/w, 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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