Everest, the first ascent
Harriet Tuckey
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how a champion of science helped to conquer the mountain

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402 pages

Already awarded a prize by the Biographer's Club, Harriet Tuckey's book is both the history of what went into the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 and a biography of her father, Dr Griffith Pugh, whose role was absolutely pivotal, yet mostly untold. As the expedition's physiological consultant, Pugh designed almost every aspect of the survival strategy for the expedition, the acclimatization program, the oxygen- and fluid-intake regime, the diet, the clothing and the high altitude boots. Without him and his work, the ascent of Everest would have been impossible.

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Already awarded a prize by the Biographer's Club, Harriet Tuckey's book is both the history of what went into the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 and a biography of her father, Dr Griffith Pugh, whose role was absolutely pivotal, yet mostly untold. As the expedition's physiological consultant, Pugh designed almost every aspect of the survival strategy for the expedition, the acclimatization program, the oxygen- and fluid-intake regime, the diet, the clothing and the high altitude boots. Without him and his work, the ascent of Everest would have been impossible.

Everest, the first ascent

how a champion of science helped to conquer the mountain

This edition published in


Edition Description

Already awarded a prize by the Biographer's Club, Harriet Tuckey's book is both the history of what went into the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 and a biography of her father, Dr Griffith Pugh, whose role was absolutely pivotal, yet mostly untold. As the expedition's physiological consultant, Pugh designed almost every aspect of the survival strategy for the expedition, the acclimatization program, the oxygen- and fluid-intake regime, the diet, the clothing and the high altitude boots. Without him and his work, the ascent of Everest would have been impossible.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-387) and index.

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Dewey Decimal Class
796.522092
Library of Congress
GV199.92.P84 T83 2013

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxi, 402 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Number of pages
402

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27153591M
ISBN 10
0762791926
ISBN 13
9780762791927
LC Control Number
2013007001
OCLC/WorldCat
828858916

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