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Mick Conefrey - Author

About the Author

Mick Conefrey is the acclaimed author of Everest 1953 and How to Climb Mont Blanc in a Skirt . He has produced several BBC films on mountaineering and exploration, including The Race for Everest. He lives in Oxford.

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Everest 1953 The Epic Story of the First Ascent

Everest 1953 The Epic Story of the First Ascent

Author: Mick Conefrey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2013

On the morning of 2 June 1953, the day of Queen Elizabeth's coronation, the first news broke that Everest had finally been conquered. Drawing on first-hand interviews and unprecedented access to archives, this is a ground-breaking new account of that extraordinary first ascent. Revealing that what has gone down in history as a supremely well-planned expedition was actually beset by crisis and controversy, Everest 1953 recounts a bygone age of self-sacrifice and heroism, using letters and personal diaries to reveal the immense stress and heartache the climbers often hid from their fellow team members. Charting how the ascent affected the original team in subsequent years and detailing its immense cultural impact today, Everest 1953 is the perfect book to commemorate this remarkable feat of the human will.

Everest 1953

Everest 1953

Author: Mick Conefrey Format: eBook Release Date: 12/03/2013

29. Mai 1953: Edmund Hillary und Tenzing Norgay erreichen den Gipfel des Mount Everest. Auf der Grundlage von bisher unveroffentlichten Tagebucheintragen und neuem Archivmaterial, Interviews mit noch lebenden Expeditionsmitgliedern, Verwandten, Journalisten und Bergsteigern aus aller Welt veranschaulicht Conefrey den gesamten Komplex der Erstbesteigung mitsamt seiner Vorgeschichte. Er wurdigt die Mitglieder der Expedition als Team und geht der Mystifizierung des Gipfelerfolgs sowie seiner Bedeutung fur die Zukunft des Bergs und seiner Helden auf den Grund. Der wohl umfassendste Bericht uber die dramatische Erstbezwingung des hochsten Bergs der Welt.