Everest Alone at the Summit
Stephen Venables
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Oct 27, 2020 - 14:15 PM By Stephen Venables

Every day, the path up the South Col route to the summit of Everest becomes a little worn by the tread of dozens of package tour climbers, but few dare to try the East, or Kangshung, Face, a sheer, avalanche swept wall of snow and ice only first conquered in 1983 Five years later, Stephen Venables intensified the challenge by leading three unknown American climbers uEvery day, the path up the South Col route to the summit of Everest becomes a little worn by the tread of dozens of package tour climbers, but few dare to try the East, or Kangshung, Face, a sheer, avalanche swept wall of snow and ice only first conquered in 1983 Five years later, Stephen Venables intensified the challenge by leading three unknown American climbers up the East Face this time without oxygen The question to most climbing experts wasn t whether they would summit, but whether they would live They nearly didn t Everest Alone at the Summit is Venables rousing account of one of the greatest feats of twentieth century mountaineering, a triumph over doubt, the elements and the limits of human endurance that has never been repeated Climbers or not, all will be interested in this mountaineering thriller of a tiny band pulling off an incredible victory an account so stirring it will be put down only to obtain a moment s breather American Alpine Journal
  • Title: Everest Alone at the Summit
  • Author: Stephen Venables
  • ISBN: 9781560252894
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Paperback

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Christine Rebbert Oct 27, 2020 - 14:15 PM
Every now and then, I gotta read a book about Mt. Everest. I don't know why I'm so fascinated by the idea of climbing it -- maybe I'm just amazed that some people have the will to do that, when most days I'm lucky I can gather the will to get out of bed in the morning. In this expedition, the author and just 3 others make a previously-never-done assault of the rocky Kashung Face of Everest, and the author alone actually makes it to the summit, and without oxygen. Because he's basically out of hi [...]
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Val Robson Oct 27, 2020 - 14:15 PM
I’ve read a lot of book by people who have climbed Everest but was interested in this one as it’s about an 1988 attempt on the Kangshung Face – Everest’s biggest wall which is approached from the east side in Tibet. This particular route had never been successfully climbed and the Kangshung Face itself had only been successfully climbed 5 years earlier It was also notable as it was a very small team of only four men, with Sherpas assisting in the portering to Base Camp and a couple on su [...]
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Derek Nguyen Oct 27, 2020 - 14:15 PM
I think this book was well written. The book compares Everest with other mountains and how it's one of the largest on the Earth. I would recommend reading this and enjoyed it very much.
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Alan Wu Oct 27, 2020 - 14:15 PM
There are many interesting books about Mt. Everest. Disappointingly, this book was not up to par with some of the others for several reasons. The first being the climbing terminology which was tough to understand given that I have no prior knowledge of climbing mountains. On the flip side, I was intrigued by the story and how they were able to survive the harsh weather conditions. This book will interest you if you have a love for climbing or reading about mountains.
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Nicholas Morris Oct 27, 2020 - 14:15 PM
This is a great book for anybody that likes to read about expeditions to the summit of Mt. Everest. It is a great book about struggle and the need to persevere through difficult situations. This book also describes the many different methods needed to successfully climb a mountain the size of Everest. It tells of the need to survive even when you think you no longer can and you just want to give up. This is one of the best Everest books that I have ever read.
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Jen Oct 27, 2020 - 14:15 PM
Hmmmyou know I LOVE everest books. I only gave this one 2 stars because I found it to be a lot more dry and less interesting than the other Everest books I've read. On the other hand, if you are looking for something more technical this would be it. Less drama, more technique is how I'd describe this book. I wish the author had spent more time exploring his feelings in regards to leaving behind team members and less time making comments that seemed a bit like White Man's Destiny ish.
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Trent Mikesell Oct 27, 2020 - 14:15 PM
I just love these books about Everest. I found two more that I want to read. This one wasn't my favorite--there was far too many technical terms. You'd have to be a climber to understand some of what they were talking about (or he should have included a glossary or spent time defining). That said, the story was very interesting and it brought up the question of what you would trade in order to get to the top of Everest (toes, fingers, dignity?). Fast read.
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Martha☀ Oct 27, 2020 - 14:15 PM
It's another great account of an Everest ascent and it is uplifting as no one in their expedition died. Venables is a bit long-winded at the beginning but shines through for his team's actual ascent and descent. If you are planning an Everest summit attempt, start on page 1; if not, start on pg 140!
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Bill Oct 27, 2020 - 14:15 PM
Everest has never had much appeal for me, as a mountaineering objective. I can still live vicariously, however, and this account of an Everest ascent by Stephen Venables et al. does a fine job of making Everest exciting again. The lack of serious siege tactics employed during this expedition make the reading more palatable. Also, this was a first ascent, which makes the reading more exciting.
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Krista Oct 27, 2020 - 14:15 PM
Bit of a dry bookif you're not already familiar with mountaineering terms or the history of Everest expeditions, you might feel lost. I wouldn't recommend it for the casual reader, but if you're interested in climbing, it's an ok book.
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Rae Oct 27, 2020 - 14:15 PM
Took a while to get on to the mountain, but once they did the book got pretty interesting. I just don't understand the motivation to climb Everest, but I LOVE reading about all the various expeditions.
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Everest Alone at the Summit By Stephen Venables Every day, the path up the South Col route to the summit of Everest becomes a little worn by the tread of dozens of package tour climbers, but few dare to try the East, or Kangshung, Face, a sheer, avalanche swept wall of snow and ice only first conquered in 1983 Five years later, Stephen Venables intensified the challenge by leading three unknown American climbers uEvery day, the path up the South Col route to the summit of Everest becomes a little worn by the tread of dozens of package tour climbers, but few dare to try the East, or Kangshung, Face, a sheer, avalanche swept wall of snow and ice only first conquered in 1983 Five years later, Stephen Venables intensified the challenge by leading three unknown American climbers up the East Face this time without oxygen The question to most climbing experts wasn t whether they would summit, but whether they would live They nearly didn t Everest Alone at the Summit is Venables rousing account of one of the greatest feats of twentieth century mountaineering, a triumph over doubt, the elements and the limits of human endurance that has never been repeated Climbers or not, all will be interested in this mountaineering thriller of a tiny band pulling off an incredible victory an account so stirring it will be put down only to obtain a moment s breather American Alpine Journal

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