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The Turquoise Mountain


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Brian Blessed on Everest

By Brian Blessed,    With additional material by John-Paul Davidson

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Published by Bloomsbury, London, 1991, 1st UK Edition, D/w, Fine.    Brian Blessed is an English actor, writer, presenter and mountaineer, who made three attempts to climb Everest, reaching heights of 28,200 feet (8,600 m) in 1993 and 25,200 feet (7,700 m) in 1996, but without reaching the summit.  From an early age, having read about the British 1924 Everest Expedition, Blessed dreamed of following in George Mallory’s footsteps.  That dream was realised when he played George Mallory in the 1991 TV movie Galahad of Everest.  This book was produced to coincide with the movie release and tells the story of his arduous training for the climb and his meetings with Captain John Noel, at the time the last survivor of the 1924 Expedition, Chris Bonington, Reinhold Messner and the Dalai Lama, and how Blessed reached 25,400 feet on the North Face on this, his first trip to Everest.

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