Last Climb: The Legendary Everest Expeditions of George Mallory

Last Climb The Legendary Everest Expeditions of George Mallory From renowned Everest mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashears and historian Audrey Salkeld this is the first illustrated account of the ill fated attempt by Englishmen George Mallory and Andr

  • Title: Last Climb: The Legendary Everest Expeditions of George Mallory
  • Author: David Breashears Audrey Salkeld
  • ISBN: 9780792275381
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From renowned Everest mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashears and historian Audrey Salkeld, this is the first illustrated account of the ill fated 1924 attempt by Englishmen George Mallory and Andrew Irvine to be the first to summit Everest.

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    1. What happened to George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irvine on that fateful day in 1924 on Mount Everest? It's likely no one will ever know. Mallory's body was discovered in 1999, yet few clues were found that would answer the question to one of the great mysteries of the 20th century.This book is the account of that 1999 expedition that discovered Mallory's body. The book contains some wonderful photographs of Mallory and other members of the 1924 British expedition and the 1999 expedition. For tho [...]

    2. Excellent! If you have any interest in Everest, high altitude, climbing and mountaineering, history, exploration and adventure, the Himalayas, Tibet and Nepal, or a good mystery, you will want to read the Last Climb. The documentation, archival photography, maps, records, letters of the first ascents of Everest in 1922-24 and George Mallory are incomparable.

    3. Yes, they were well-funded. Yes, they were privileged. StillBeautiful photography. Nice tie-ins with son/grandson. Amazing story -- and a fascinating mystery.I'm glad there are folks out there climbing Everest. It means I don't have to do it

    4. More climbing minutia than I expected or needed (it is a footfall-by-footfall account of the first Western "assault" on Mt. Everest). Reaffirmed my decision to be a rock climber, not an ice climber. Interesting, particularly the historical photos.

    5. What can be said about George Mallory that hasn't already been said? Bar Hillary and Tenzing, he is surely the most famous person in the history of Mt. Everest, even though it seems unlikely he never actually summited the mountain. Scholar, soldier and one of the best mountaineers of his generation, his name will always be connected with Everest, where his remains were discovered in 1999.This book is one of the "official" publications from that 1999 expedition, written with the full support of N [...]

    6. Like a lot of other folks I am curious about what happened to George Mallory and Andrew Irvine on Mount Everest in 1924. What I found fascinating is how much good information is available to researchers almost 100 years after the accident. A lot is known, but key pieces of information remain missing. This includes if they made the summit, did they fall on the way up or down and where is the camera? I think it is likely they will find Irvine's body, and perhaps the camera will be with or near his [...]

    7. Maybe it wasn't such a good idea to read a non-fiction work about Mallory so soon after having read "Above All Things", the fictional view of his expeditions and his wife left behind. By comparison, this book seemed pedantic and flat somehow. Very short shrift is made of wife Ruth, except in quoting several letters he'd sent to her saying he was doing this FOR her, so he would be worthy of her, and other such malarkey. But the pictures sure are pretty, many of them from the actual expeditions in [...]

    8. I like to hike in the mountains, I have dabbled in rock climbing and mountaineering, and I enjoy the occasional outdoor book. All of which is to say I have a loose interest in the topic of conquering Everest, but am by no means particularly drawn to it. This book is very accessible to the casual outdoor reader and chock full of excellent vintage maps, illustrations, and photographs.The real achievement of Breashears' attempt to recreate this epic battle of man against mountain is his ability to [...]

    9. The Last Climb: The Legendary Everest Expeditions of George Mallory by David Breashears and Audrey Salkeld (National Geographic Society 1999) (796.522). In June of 1924, George Mallory and Andrew “Sandy” Irvine along with a party of British explorers left their highest camp on Mount Everest for a summit bid. Mallory and Irvine never returned. The question that has haunted mountaineers ever since: did they reach the summit before perishing on the descent, or did they meet their doom on the wa [...]

    10. I adored this book. Book reviews are always subjective and a matter of perspective, so from someone who has an 'interest' in Everest, has watched many 'documentaries' on it, and having read so many other mountaineering books, it was only natural to want to read this book. I have seen many accounts written from varying perspectives, they are always amazing to me as are people who mountaineer, but this book just captured me in a way others hadn't. Whether it was the structure of the book or the wa [...]

    11. Beautifully illustrated book on the three Mallory attempts on Everest in the 1920's. Well written and researched summary of the expeditions, major characters and routes used. Summary is given of the recent (1999) discovery of Mallory's body by Conrad Anker on the PBS/National Geographic expedition of the same year. However, after reading "Into the Silence" this account is a bit thin on historical background and is more of a coffee table book than an exhaustive account of the motivation and times [...]

    12. Bought at the dollar store because I grew up with mountain climbing stories and I'm a big fan of National Geographic. To my knowledge, the climbing done in my family was strictly done on the US west coast mountains, however, had money and circumstances been different maybe an Everest climb would have been attempted. Not long after I purchased this book, news of the Mallory and Irvine surfaced. Rather than divulge that information here, I'll leave it up to readers to google.

    13. the writing lackluster, the photos really beautiful. details about the expedition to find george leigh mallory's body in '99, which had remained undisturbed since his death on everest in 1924, were quite fascinating.

    14. 3.5 stars: the text is informative and adequately written; the photographs, mostly black and white and taken during the 1921, '22 and '24 expeditions, some by Mallory himself, are really extraordinary and help bring the somewhat dry text to life.

    15. Good account of a great tragedy. Not exceptionally well written—it didn't flow too well and assumes the reader knew more than I did. However, it is richly illustrated and gets the story across well enough. Worth the read.

    16. I don't normally care for the writing style of the English Climber but this wasn't so bad. It's a good solid account of George Mallory heading up to and his bids for Mt. Everest. I really enjoyed the photographs.

    17. Today being the Sixty-Anniversity of the 1st conquest of Mount Everest gave me the perfect excuse to move it to 'Currently-Reading'. It's been on the back-burner to long.

    18. This the the definitive version of the Mallory expeditions. The narrative is well-researched and a pleasure to read. The pictures included are plentiful and impressive.

    19. Just remembered I read this. As I remember I enjoyed it. I was on a kind of Everest kick. I read it just after finishing Into Thin Air. Also I read a biography of Mallory.

    20. This was a meticulous look at the early 1920s attempts to be the first Englishman to reach Everest's peak.

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