Into the Silence
The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of EverestPaperback - 2012
In a monumental work of history and adventure - ten years in the writing - Wade Davis, a master storyteller, gives us a riveting story of adventure, courage and the search for renewal: an unparalleled account of Britain's early ascents on Everest, from the early approaches to the climbers' harrowing encounters with treacherous terrain and furious weather. Almost all the climbers, including George Mallory, had endured the trenches of World War I and been wounded or shell-shocked. Their expeditions make for action-packed reading, but they take on a deeper, more powerful meaning when we understand their social and historic significance.
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, 2012, c2011.
Edition: Vintage Canada edition
Characteristics: xiv, 655 pages,  pages of plates :,illustrations, maps, portraits ;,21 cm.