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Best Mount Everest Books Worth Your Attention

Our list of some of the best Mount 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 Mount Everest Books Worth Your AttentionA 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 of the…
Author(s): Jon Krakauer , Randy Rackliff, et al.

2. Where Is Mount Everest? (2015)

Best Mount Everest Books Worth Your AttentionAs the recent deaths of sixteen Sherpas underscore, climbing Mount Everest remains a daunting challenge. Located in the Himalayas, Everest is the highest mountain in the world at a whopping 29,028 feet. In this compelling narrative, Nico Medina guides readers through the mountain’s ancient beginnings, first human settlers, historic climbs, and the modern commercialization of mountain-climbing. With stories of expeditions gone wrong and miraculously successful summit climbs, this is a thrilling addition to the Where Is? series! #100,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #121…
Author(s): Nico Medina , Who HQ, et al.

3. The Boy Who Conquered Everest: The Jordan Romero Story (2010)

Best Mount Everest Books Worth Your AttentionJordan Romero was a regular 9 year old boy. He loved BMX biking, listening to music, hanging out with his friends and family, and studying nature and reptiles. Then one day Jordan spotted a map of the tallest mountains on Earth’s seven continents, including massive Mt. Everest–the tallest of all. Jordan could not take his eyes off of that map; his head was filled with thoughts of snow-covered peaks, jagged rocks, billowing white clouds and deep blue skies. Climbing those mountains was a far-off dream. But Jordan was determined to make it happen.Jordan and his…
Author(s): Katherine Blanc, Jordan Romero

4. Life and Death on Mt. Everest: Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering (2001)

Best Mount Everest Books Worth Your AttentionThe Sherpas were dead, two more victims of an attempt to scale Mt. Everest. Members of a French climbing expedition, sensitive perhaps about leaving the bodies where they could not be recovered, rolled them off a steep mountain face. One body, however, crashed to a stop near Sherpas on a separate expedition far below. They stared at the frozen corpse, stunned. They said nothing, but an American climber observing the scene interpreted their thoughts: Nobody would throw the body of a white climber off Mt. Everest. For more than a century, climbers from around the…
Author(s): Sherry B. Ortner

5. Climbing Everest (Totally True Adventures): How Two Friends Reached Earth’s Highest Peak (2015)

Best Mount Everest Books Worth Your AttentionThe peak of Mount Everest is the highest place on Earth—and one of the deadliest. Terrible storms stop climbers in their tracks! Avalanches tumble down! Brave adventurers disappear on the snowy slopes. Then Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay decide to climb. They come from different cultures, but their dream is the same. Can teamwork help them make it to the roof of the world?   This nonfiction chapter book makes history exciting and accessible for younger readers and features illustrations, photographs, a map, Common Core connections, and additional Story Behind the…
Author(s): Gail Herman, Michele Amatrula

6. Blind Descent: Surviving Alone and Blind on Mount Everest (2015)

Best Mount Everest Books Worth Your AttentionFormer Navy air rescue swimmer Brian Dickinson was roughly 1,000 feet from the summit of Mount Everest―also known as “the death zone”―when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: Should he continue to push for the summit or head back down the mountain? After carefully weighing the options, Brian decided to continue toward the summit―alone. Four hours later, Brian solo summited the highest peak in the world. But the celebration was short lived. After taking a few pictures, Brian radioed his team to let them know he had summited safely and began his descent. Suddenly,…
Author(s): Brian Dickinson

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

Best Mount Everest Books Worth Your AttentionIn 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….
Author(s): Steve Jenkins

8. Mount Everest: Confessions of an Amateur Peak Bagger (2006)

Best Mount Everest Books Worth Your AttentionA true story, warts and all, of what really happened to ad exec and amateur climber Kevin Flynn during his days at the top of the world. In May 2004, Flynn reached the summit of Mt. Everest–but not without tears, laughter, failures, near-death experiences and great friendships. If you’sve ever wondered what it would be like for a mere mortal to attempt Mt. Everest, this book is as close as it gets. #974,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #484 in Chinese Biographies #99 in General Nepal Travel Guides #896 in General Asia Travel Books Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this…
Author(s): Flynn Kevin, Fallesen Gary

9. Because It’s There: To Climb Mount Everest: Join the adventure of self-discovery through humor and personal insights. (2019)

Best Mount Everest Books Worth Your AttentionBecause It’s There: To Climb Mount Everest is a memoir of Aleksey Berzon. The story is about a young man who attempted to climb Mount Everest. However, before the journey could begin, it seemed to be doomed from the start. Visa law changes, a hurricane and airplane cancellations stood in the way between Aleksey and his adventure. Experience Nepal and climb to Mount Everest through the eyes of Aleksey. The endless forks in the trails were his nemesis and the safety precautions of the climb seemed lost in the wind. Meet locals, climbers and avid travelers along the way. Dive into a world of unique and…
Author(s): Aleksey Berzon

10. You Wouldn’t Want to Climb Mount Everest! (You Wouldn’t Want to…: History of the World) (2010)

Best Mount Everest Books Worth Your AttentionInvites readers to become the main character. Each book uses humorous illustrations to depict the sometimes dark and horrific side of life during important eras in history. #280,069 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #164 in Children’s Exploration Books #1841 in Children’s Sports & Outdoors Books (Books) #8511 in Children’s Activities, Crafts & Games Books (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Ian Graham

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

Best Mount Everest Books Worth Your AttentionFour 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

12. A Day to Die For: 1996: Everest’s Worst Disaster (2013)

Best Mount Everest Books Worth Your Attention On May 10 and 11, 1996, eight climbers perished in what remains the worst disaster in Everest’s history. Following the tragedy, numerous accounts were published, with Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air becoming an international bestseller—but the whole story has not been told. This book reveals for the first time the full, startling facts that led to the tragedy. Graham Ratcliffe, the first British climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest twice, was a firsthand witness, having spent the night on Everest’s South Col at 26,000 feet, sheltering from the deadly storm. For years,…
Author(s): Graham Ratcliffe

Best Mount Everest Books Worth Your Attention

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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

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

The Mountain: My Time on Everest

Author(s): Ed Viesturs, David Roberts
Publisher: Touchstone, Year: 2013, Size: 38 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1047116

Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest

Author(s): Lincoln Hall
Publisher: TarcherPerigee, Year: 2008, Size: 677 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 1684561

Into hot air : mounting Mount Everest

Author(s): Elliott, Chris
Publisher: Weinstein Books, Year: 2007, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1426179

Destructive goal pursuit: The mount everest disaster

Author(s): D Christopher Kayes PhD
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2006, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1474078

The Know-It-All's Guide to Life: How to Climb Mount Everest, Cure Hiccups, Live to 100, and Dozens of Other Practical, Unusual, or Just Plain Fantastical Things

Author(s): John T. Walbaum
Publisher: Career Press, Year: 2003, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 522556

Everest: The West Ridge

Author(s): Thomas F. Hornbein
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, Year: 1998, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 885996

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, 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? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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