The Call of Everest: The History, Science, and Future of the World's Tallest Mountain (BOK)
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In 1963, the American Mount Everest Expedition made history - not only as the first American venture to successfully scale the legendary peak, but also as the first successful climb up the hazardous West Ridge (a climb so difficult that no one had - or has since - attempted it). Now, steely-eye adventurer Conrad Anker is leading a climb a celebrate the AMEE anniversary and to spotlight what has changed - and what remains eternal - on Everest, 50 years later. This book, published on the 50th anniversary of the AMEE expedition, takes you there as never before, exploring the history, culture, and science of the world's tallest peak - its ancient meaning, its ever-present challenges, and its future in a world of disappearing ice.