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Everest: Summit of the World (Rucksack Pocket Summits)


At 8848 m (29,028 ft) Mount Everest is the world's highest peak. Even the trek to Base Camp is arduous. Climbers aiming for the summit must survive the extreme conditions of the 'Death Zone' and perform great feats of endurance. The author describes how to prepare for and climb the popular ascent routes up Everest from both Nepal and Tibet, including

-advice on planning and organization
-how to prevent and manage altitude sickness
-practical advice on the use of oxygen and yaks
-how to choose your Everest route and expedition team
-detailed description of the Tibet (North-east Ridge) and Nepal (South Col) routes
-mapping, diagrams and over 50 colour photographs.

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Cordee Code: CCA396
Author: Harry Kikstra
No of Pages: 96
Page Size: 117 x 145 mm
ISBN 10: 1898481547
ISBN 13: 9781898481546
Publisher: Rucksack Readers
Published Date: March 2009
Edition: 1st, Mar 2009
Binding: Spiral/Wirobound
Illustrations: colour photos
Weight: 130g

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