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The Third Pole : my Everest climb to find the truth about Mallory and Irvine, Mark Synnott

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The Third Pole : my Everest climb to find the truth about Mallory and Irvine
Title
The Third Pole
Title remainder
my Everest climb to find the truth about Mallory and Irvine
Statement of responsibility
Mark Synnott
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Veteran climber Mark Synnott never planned on climbing Mount Everest, but a hundred-year mystery lured him into an expedition--and an awesome history of passionate adventure, chilling tragedy, and human aspiration unfolded. On June 8, 1924, George Mallory and "Sandy" Irvine set out to stand on the roof of the world, where no one had stood before. They were last seen eight hundred feet shy of Everest's summit. A century later, we still don't know whether they achieved their goal, decades before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay did, in 1953. Irvine carried a Kodak camera with him to record their attempt, but it, along with his body, had never been found. Did Mallory and Irvine reach the summit and take a photograph before they fell to their deaths? Mark Synnott made his own ascent up the infamous North Face along with a filmmaker using drone technology higher than any had previously flown. His goal: to find Irvine's body and the camera he carried that might have held a summit photo on its still-viable film. Synnott's quest led him from oxygen-deprivation training to archives and museums in England, to Kathmandu, the Tibetan High Plateau, and up the North Face into a storm during a season described as the one that broke Everest. An awful traffic jam of climbers at the very summit resulted in tragic deaths. Sherpas revolted. Chinese government agents turned adversarial. An Indian woman crawled her way to safety and survival. Synnott himself went off the safety rope--if he had slipped, no one would have been able to save him--desperate to solve the mystery. A magnificent story a la The Lost City of Z, The Third Pole conveys the miracle of a mountain the world wants to own, and the first explorers who may have done so
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Synnott, Mark
Dewey number
796.522
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Irvine, Andrew
  • Synnott, Mark
  • Mallory, George
  • Mount Everest Expedition
  • Mountaineering expeditions
  • Mountaineers
  • Mountaineers
  • Mountaineering
  • Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Label
The Third Pole : my Everest climb to find the truth about Mallory and Irvine, Mark Synnott
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 429 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472273703
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The Third Pole : my Everest climb to find the truth about Mallory and Irvine, Mark Synnott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 429 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472273703
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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