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Everest - the first ascent: the untold story of Griffith Pugh, the man who made it possible

Everest - the first ascent: the untold story of Griffith Pugh, the man who made it possible

Tuckey, Harriet., author

On 29th May 1953, the summit of Mount Everest was finally reached. The achievement brought fame and honours to many involved - except the man who made the ascent possible. Now, for the first time, drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, this book tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world's highest mountain could be climbed

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Rider Books, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: Harriet Tuckey
ISBN: 1846043484, 9781846043482
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xxiii, 400 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white), map (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: Mountaineering Physiological aspects.; Physiologists Great Britain Biography.; Mountaineering expeditions Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) History 20th century.; Biography.; Mountaineers Great Britain Biography.; Pugh, Griffith, 1909-1994.