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Best Everest Books You Should Read

Our list of some of the best Everest books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster (1999)

Best Everest Books You Should ReadA bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that “suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down.” He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more–including Krakauer’s–in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for , Krakauer’s epic account of the May 1996 disaster.By writing , Krakauer may have hoped to exorcise some of his own demons and lay to rest some of the painful questions that still surround the event. He takes great pains to provide a balanced picture…
Author(s): Jon Krakauer , Randy Rackliff, et al.

2. Within Reach: My Everest Story (Nonfiction) (2000)

Best Everest Books You Should ReadIn May 1996 the media scrambled to document the gripping story of sixteen-year-old ‘s expedition to Mount Everest. Not only was he the youngest climber ever to attempt the summit, he also witnessed the tragedy documented in ‘s , in which eight climbers perished in a sudden storm. is Mark’s extraordinary account of this experience and of his triumphs over several other challenging peaks. At once triumphant and tragic, this story will be an inspiration to climbers, athletes, and armchair enthusiasts alike….
Author(s): Mark Pfetzer, Jack Galvin

3. The Contest (Everest, Book 1) (1) (2012)

Best Everest Books You Should ReadFour kids. One mountain.They come from all across America to be the youngest kid ever to climb Everest. But only one will reach the top first. The competition is fierce. The preparation is intense. The challenge is breathtaking. When the final four reach the higher peaks, disaster strikes-and all that separates the living from the dead is chance, bravery, and action….
Author(s): Gordon Korman

4. Doofus Dad Does Everest Base Camp: One of Planet Earth’s epic adventures told by a slightly-less-than-epic guy (2018)

Best Everest Books You Should Read“Mark Johnson has a magical way of picking you up from your comfy reading chair and dropping you off in the heart of the cold and at times unforgiving Himalayas. I read the whole book in just a few quick sittings and constantly found myself laughing, biting my nails, and undeniably identifying with every ridiculous thing Mark found himself doing on his journey. If you enjoy grand adventures and a fair share of “dad humor,” add Mark’s EBC chronicle to your bookshelf now.” ~ Tim Moore, The Penny HoarderImagine yourself trekking through the epic…
Author(s): Mark E. Johnson

5. Everest: The West Ridge (1998)

Best Everest Books You Should ReadDetails the author and his partner Willi Unsoeld’s ascent of Everest’s West Ridge in 1963…
Author(s): Thomas F. Hornbein

6. The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest (1999)

Best Everest Books You Should ReadEverest, the major motion picture from Universal Pictures, is set for wide release on September 18, 2015. Read The Climb, Anatoli Boukreev (portrayed by Ingvar Sigurðsson in the film) and G. Weston DeWalt’s compelling account of those fateful events on Everest.In May 1996 three expeditions attempted to climb Mount Everest on the Southeast Ridge route pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. Crowded conditions slowed their progress. Late in the day twenty-three men and women-including expedition leaders Scott Fischer and Rob Hall-were caught in a ferocious blizzard. Disoriented and…
Author(s): Anatoli Boukreev, G. Weston DeWalt

7. Everest (2017)

Best Everest Books You Should ReadFrom New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. Scott, comes a that will have you on the edge of your seat and swooning over this new . Six foot three. Dynamic green eyes. Utterly irresistible. Ethan Everest stole my breath the first time I saw him. He romanced me with skill, dazzled me with his charisma, and proceeded to steal my heart right after. I might have fallen for his easy-going smile the first time we met, but I fell for him the second time. Honey-colored hair. Cherry-kissed lips. Captivatingly gorgeous. Singer Davis was the first, and only, woman…
Author(s): S.L. Scott

8. Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest (2012)

Best Everest Books You Should ReadThe definitive story of the British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives climbing Mount Everest. On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Everest’s North Col. George Mallory, thirty-seven, was Britain’s finest climber. Sandy Irvine was a twenty-two-year-old Oxford scholar with little previous mountaineering experience. Neither of them returned. Drawing on more than a decade of prodigious research, bestselling author and explorer Wade Davis vividly re-creates the heroic efforts of Mallory and his fellow…
Author(s): Wade Davis

9. Everest, the West Ridge (1968)

Best Everest Books You Should ReadPaperback: 159 pages Publisher: Ballentine Books; Abridged edition (1968) Language: English ISBN-10: 1135396973 ISBN-13: 978-1135396978 ASIN: B0007DR7F6 Package Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 0.3 inches Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,647,751 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #1379 in General India Travel Guides #218 in General Nepal Travel Guides #2980 in Mountain Climbing Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Thomas F Hornbein

10. Everest: Trekking Map and Complete Guide (Milestone Himalayan Series) 4th Edition 2017 — March 2017 (2012)

Best Everest Books You Should ReadComprehensive, illustrated guidebook for treks in the Everest region of Nepal that comes with a detailed, easy-to-read foldout trekking map and a DVD with a 105 min. documentary on the treks. With some 150 color pictures and over a dozen section maps (apart from the fold-out map at the back), the guidebook is packed with exhaustive day-by-day descriptions of the popular Everest trails: Lukla-Kala Patthar/Everest Base Camp; Gokyo-ChoLa Pass; Side-trips to Thame, Chukhung and over RenjoLa Pass; Jiri-Lukla walk-in. There is, in addition, practical advice on planning the treks, plus background reading on the Sherpas, the people who live in the…
Author(s): Partha S Banerjee

11. Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest’s Most Controversial Season (2009)

Best Everest Books You Should ReadOn May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit. A week later, Lincoln Hall, a seasoned Australian climber, was left for dead near the same spot. Hall’s death was reported around the world, but the next day he was found alive after spending the night on the upper mountain with no food and no shelter. If David Sharp’s death was shocking, it was hardly singular: ten others died attempting to reach the summit that year. In this meticulous inquiry into what went wrong, Nick Heil…
Author(s): Nick Heil

12. Everest: It’s Not About the Summit (2016)

Best Everest Books You Should ReadTruly Inspirational! Epic! One of the Best! Amazing Read! This Everest Book Tops them All! Everest: It’s not about the summit is a remarkable account of a lifelong goal altered in tragic circumstances two years running by the two worst disasters in Mount Everest’s history. Throughout it all Ellis Stewart shows a sense of humility and compassion sharing a heartfelt and emotional twenty year journey. From the streets of northern England through to the valleys and high mountains of Nepal, Stewart shared his story with thousands of followers on social media, winning over the hearts and minds of many….
Author(s): Ellis James Stewart

13. Everest Strong: Reaching New Heights with Chronic Illness (2017)

Best Everest Books You Should ReadFrom the time Rob Besecker was a little boy, he was strong. The youngest child in a dysfunctional family, he threw himself into sports at an early age–and found he excelled at them. Athletics became his world, and by his junior year, his mailbox was stuffed with scholarship offers from university football programs from across the US. And then his body started to unravel–and everything changed.First, Rob fractured his back, ending his college football career before it could even begin. Next, at twenty-six, he began to experience life-threatening heart issues. By twenty-nine, he had to be implanted with a…
Author(s): Rob Besecker

14. The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest (2002)

Best Everest Books You Should ReadIn this stunning picture book, Steve Jenkins takes us to Mount Everest – exploring its history, geography, climate, and culture. This unique book takes readers on the ultimate adventure of climbing the great mountain. Travel along and learn what to pack for such a trek and the hardships one may suffer on the way to the top. Avalanches, frostbite, frigid temperatures, wind, and limited oxygen are just a few of the dangers that make scaling this peak one of the most extreme physical challenges one can experience. To stand on the top of Mount Everest is to stand on top of the world. With informative text and exquisitely detailed…
Author(s): Steve Jenkins

15. Everest Book Two: The Climb (2012)

Best Everest Books You Should ReadAs Tilt, Dominic, Sammi, and Perry ready themselves to ascend Everest, they must deal with altitude sickness, an unknown person’s messages to the tabloids about their expedition, and a troubled rescue attempt….
Author(s): Gordon Korman

Best Everest Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some everest books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Science in an Extreme Environment: The 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition

Author(s): Philip W. Clements
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press, Year: 2018, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2235310

Up: My Life Journey to the Top of Everest

Author(s): Ben Fogle, Marina Fogle
Publisher: William Collins, Year: 2018, Size: 36 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2280091

Left for Dead (Movie Tie-in Edition): My Journey Home from Everest)

Author(s): Beck Weathers, Stephen G. Michaud
Publisher: Bantam, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1531326

The climb: Tragic ambitions on Everest

Author(s): Bukreev, Anatoliĭ; DeWalt, G. Weston
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1714377

Where Is Mount Everest?

Author(s): Medina, Nico; Hinderliter, John (Illustrator)
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group, Year: 2015, Size: 43 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2084848

Conquering the Seven Summits of Sales: From Everest to Every Business, Achieving Peak Performance

Author(s): Susan Ershler, John Waechter
Publisher: HarperBusiness, Year: 2014, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1315774

Master handbook of acoustics

Author(s): Everest, Frederick Alton; Pohlmann, Ken C.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education, Year: 2014, Size: 20 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1360440

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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