At 8,848 metres (29,028 feet) Mount Everest is the world's highest peak. Even the trek to Base Camp is arduous. Climbers aiming for the summit must survive the extreme conditions of the 'Death Zone' and perform great feats of endurance. The author describes how to prepare for and climb the popular ascent routes up Everest from both Nepal and Tibet, including:
• Advice on planning and organization
• How to prevent and manage altitude sickness
• Practical advice on the use of oxygen and yaks
• How to choose your Everest route and expedition team
• Detailed description of the Tibet (North-east Ridge) and Nepal (South Col) routes
• Mapping, diagrams and over 50 colour photographs
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