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Everest The Testing Place


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By John B. West,    With a Foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary

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Published by McGraw-Hill, New York, 1985, 1st US Edition, D/w, Fine.    The story of the 1981 American Medical Research Expedition, the first expedition to the mountain which set out with the express purpose of conducting medical and scientific research on Everest.  Well written by the leader of this very successful expedition, it sets out not only the medical research that was undertaken, but also how it put five people on the summit, two Sherpas, Sungdare and Young Tenzing, and the ninth, tenth and eleventh Americans to reach the summit, Chris Kopczynski, Chris Pizzo and Peter Hackett.

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