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#9126925 in Books 1993Format: ImportOriginal language:EnglishPDF # 1 1.06 x 9.09 x 6.26l, 1.12 #File Name: 0340579072280 pages | File size: 55.Mb John Hunt : The Ascent of Everest before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised The Ascent of Everest: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Outrageous Formatting on Kindle VersionBy Groundhog DayThe Kindle version is appalling. It looks like someone did a quick OCR scan of the physical book and did not bother to check the results. This means that the text is interrupted at random places -- on most pages. Many dates are given in the book, but most numbers did not scan properly. There are entire columns of text that make no sense at all. The book


is an important one among the Everest books, but if I could give the Kindle version zero stars, I would.0 of 3 people found the following review helpful. best_bargain_books3By The TruthI was advised by .com to leave feedback in regards to the seller "best_bargain_books3" at this location due to my not having the ability to leave feedback because I never received the book that I ordered from them. Beware....Beware....they do have the book and you only find out after a period of time.....beware0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Inspiring chaps, staid writing, but a win overallBy Paul LawrenceSo there I was, flicking through the history section of my local 2nd hand bookstore. And somehow my eyes alighted on a 1957 reprinting of this book in paperback for a whole A$1.50. And so of course I bought it.And it turns out that this is quite an interesting book. As the blurb on my copy alludes to this is a work that should be of interest to anybody interested in inspiring human endeavour and find an audience outside the mountain climbing fraternity. And given the plethora of books that have come out in the last couple of decades about inspiring human achievement this book is certainly worth a visit for anybody who loves that kind of thing.The book was written in the months after the successful ascent of Everest by Sir Ed and Tenzing Norgay and by the expeditions leader John Hunt. From his view at the top of the pyramid Hunt is able to give a good indication of the reader as to the huge amount of work that went into the expedition from it's inception and through to gathering provisions and the like from A to B. All up I found this enlightening though must own up to not being utterly thrilled regarding who was reponsible for what. However the authors pains to give credit to the whole crew is to be commended in an era of 'look at me, look at me' adventure travel and reality TV myopia.As the story unfolds the pace of your page turning will pick up despite the very old school British way the author has. Those less used to the idioms of this language will perhaps find parts of it heavy going but others will probably find it somewhat charming. Certainly the essence, the feel of the everyday grind of conditions does shine through.After the summit is reached the reader will probably experience a lessening of interest but I found the last pages of the book interesting as psychologically you could feel the emotional drain of the author and his team after succeeding in their task and the fact that they felt so 'washed out', so to speak.Not a five star book as it is slow in parts and the idiom could put the odd latter day reader off. But for sheer inspiration - the team played hard and came home with a win where tragedy had befell so many others and for that I doff my cap. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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