Into the Silence
The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest


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Into the Silence
The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest

by Wade Davis (Author)



ISBN: 9781847921840


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Of the twenty-six British climbers who, on three expeditions (1921-24), walked 400 miles off the map to find and assault the highest mountain on Earth, all had endured the slaughter. This title asks not whether George Mallory was the first to reach the summit of Everest, but rather why he kept on climbing on that fateful day.

Mallory walked on because for him, as for all of his generation, death was but 'a frail barrier that men crossed, smiling and gallant, every day'. As climbers they accepted a degree of risk unimaginable before the war. They were not cavalier, but death was no stranger. They had seen so much that it had no hold on them. What mattered was how one lived, the moments of being alive. For all of them Everest had become an exalted radiance, a sentinel in the sky, a symbol of hope in a world gone mad.


ISBN 1847921841
ISBN13 9781847921840
Publisher The Bodley Head Ltd
Format Hardback
Publication date 06/10/2011
Pages 672
Weight (grammes) 1011
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 240
Width (mm) 162