Fiction, nonfiction and DVDs about Mount Everest. (2014)

  Icon_print print      
51srvs4-dil_thumb
Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
Wade Davis

HISTORY DISCOVER DAV

The definitive story of the British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives climbing Mount Everest.


More info: Item Details | Catalog Link | Purchase from Amazon
51jkxj8elsl_thumb
Mountain Madness
Robert Birkby

SPORTS OUTDOOR BIR

Mountain Madness is a biography of Scott Fischer. It is also the name of the guiding company he founded, and an expression which epitomizes his passion for climbing and his enthusiasm for living life at full throttle. Fischer’s life exemplifies the choices we all face as we strive to make the most of our lives, and the role that chance and fate play in determining the paths and outcomes of our lives.


More info: Item Details | Catalog Link | Purchase from Amazon
51zkh3caill_thumb
Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season
Nick Heil

SPORTS OUTDOOR HEI

On May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit. A week later, Lincoln Hall, a seasoned Australian climber, was left for dead near the same spot.


More info: Item Details | Catalog Link | Purchase from Amazon
51uki-jy6pl_thumb
Last Hours on Everest: The gripping story of Mallory and Irvine's fatal ascent
Graham Hoyland

SPORTS OUDOOR HOY

This detailed reconstruction of what happened to the two English climbing legends, who disappeared in 1924 into the myths of history, follows the author, the 15th Englishman to climb Everest, as he uses the evidence he gathered to find their bodies and discover whether they actually climbed the mountain.


More info: Item Details | Catalog Link | Purchase from Amazon
513t9hhjqpl_thumb
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Jon Krakauer

SPORTS OUTDOOR KRA

In March 1996, Outside magazine sent veteran journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer on an expedition led by celebrated Everest guide Rob Hall. Despite the expertise of Hall and the other leaders, by the end of summit day eight people were dead.


More info: Item Details | Catalog Link | Purchase from Amazon
51bka5zqorl_thumb
The Conquest of Everest: Original Photographs from the Legendary First Ascent
George Lowe,Huw Lewis-Jones

SPORTS OUTDOOR LOW

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first ascent to the top of Mount Everest, a selection of photos from the climber’s personal collection display the gorgeous landscapes and difficulties faced by the expedition team before finally reaching the summit.


More info: Item Details | Catalog Link | Purchase from Amazon
51msmpzkmcl_thumb
Everest: Summit of Achievement
The Royal Geographic Society

SPORTS OUTDOOR VAN

On 29 May 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay stood atop the highest mountain in the world, where no one had ever stood before.


More info: Item Details | Catalog Link | Purchase from Amazon
51zgr7qqeml_thumb
Touching the Void
null

SPORTS OUTDOOR DVD TOU

After scaling the never-before-conquered 21,000 foot Siula Grande, mountain climbers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates face their greatest challenge yet: getting back down. But when Simpson shatters his leg in an awful fall and the friends are separated by a series of devastating mishaps, their adventure becomes a nightmare. This documentary mixes interviews with the climbers and dramatic recreations of the events


More info: Item Details | Catalog Link | Purchase from Amazon
51z6rxjqbxl_thumb
The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest
null

SPORTS OUTDOOR DVD WIL

George Mallory was obsessed with becoming the first person to conquer the untouched Mount Everest. He was last seen 800 feet below the summit in 1924, before the clouds rolled in and he disappeared into legend. His death stunned the world. Seventy years later, climber Conrad Anker’s life became intertwined with Mallory’s when he found his frozen body with all his belongings intact.


More info: Item Details | Catalog Link | Purchase from Amazon
51fjcjlzzgl_thumb
Paths of Glory
Jeffrey Archer

ACHER

This real-life mountaineering mystery recounts the story of Mallory and his attempts to scale the heights.


More info: Item Details | Catalog Link | Purchase from Amazon
51fi0myneml_thumb
Above All Things
Tanis Rideout

RIDEOUT

A tale inspired by Mallory’s life and mysterious fate traces the experiences of his wife, Ruth, who in 1924 maintains a hopeful vigil in war-ravaged England during his fateful third expedition to reach the summit.


More info: Item Details | Catalog Link | Purchase from Amazon
51yqhjs1cml_thumb
The Abominable: A Novel
Dan Simmons

HORROR SIMMONS

Four climbers travel to Mount Everest in 1924 in an attempt to recover the body of a missing adventurer, but find themselves being pursued by someone or something.


More info: Item Details | Catalog Link | Purchase from Amazon
51twhyasmvl_thumb
Peak
Roland Smith

TEEN SMITH

A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.


More info: Item Details | Catalog Link | Purchase from Amazon
Icon_print print Back to top of page