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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.

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.
Author(s): Mark Pfetzer, Jack Galvin

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

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.
Author(s): Mark E. Johnson

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

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.
Author(s): Anatoli Boukreev, G. Weston DeWalt

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.
Author(s): S.L. Scott

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.
Author(s): Wade Davis

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 l…
Author(s): Thomas F Hornbein

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.
Author(s): Partha S Banerjee

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.
Author(s): Nick Heil

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.
Author(s): Ellis James Stewart

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.
Author(s): Rob Besecker

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.
Author(s): Steve Jenkins

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 Library 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.

Keats and Shelley: Winds of Light

Author(s): Kelvin Everest
ID: 3195533, Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2022, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

Everest 1922: The Epic Story of the First Attempt on the World's Highest Mountain

Author(s): Mick Conefrey
ID: 3384195, Publisher: Pegasus Books, Year: 2022, Size: 15 Mb, Format: epub

Summary of Jing Tsu's Kingdom of Characters

Author(s): Everest Media,
ID: 3385067, Publisher: Everest Media Llc, Year: 2022, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

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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