Everest: Mountain Without Mercy

Everest: Mountain Without Mercy

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Overview

Since the first successful ascent of Everest 50 years ago, many others have attempted the daunting summit, and many have succeeded. But, though Everest can be climbed, it cannot be conquered. Few know this as well as David Breashears. A filmmaker and veteran climber of the Himalaya, Breashears agreed to lead the May 1996 expedition that would capture Everest in a large-format IMAX© motion picture. Even in the best conditions, Breashears knew, Everest is a dangerous challenge—that May, an unexpected blizzard proved how deadly it could be. Shocking the world, the storm claimed the lives of eight climbers, including two of the world's top expedition leaders.


Everest is the breathtaking chronicle of a filmmaking expedition turned rescue mission, and of the courage and cooperation of Breashears and his team as they rose to the life or death challenge. A companion to Breashears's record-grossing large-format film, Everest features an introduction by Outside magazine editor-at-large Tim Cahill, an afterword by David Breashears, and 125 stunning, full-color images, including IMAX frames from the film.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780792270140
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 10/28/1997
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.47(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.82(d)

About the Author

Broughton Coburn is a writer, lecturer, and college instructor who specializes in crafting narratives of the people and landscape of the Himalayas. He has authored a young adult photobiography of Sir Edmund Hillary, Triumph on Everest; collaborated with Jamling Tenzing Norgay on his autobiography, Touching My Father's Soul: A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest; and written The Vast Unknown, which explores the first American ascent of Everest and its aftermath.

Tim Cahill is a founding editor and the editor at large of Outside magazine. A successful travel writer, he is the author of numerous books, including Buried Dreams: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer, Hold the Enlightenment, and Pass the Butterworms: Remote Journeys Oddly Rendered. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, National Geographic Adventure, and other publications. Cahill lives in Livingston, Montana.

David Breashears is a mountaineer, filmmaker, author, and professional speaker who has made more than 40 movies. He shot Everest, the first IMAX production ever filmed on the world's highest mountain, during the historically tragic season of 1996. Breashears has summited there five times and continues to photograph the Himalayas.

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Everest: Mountain Without Mercy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ngennaro on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great pictures. If you are a fan of Into Thin Air, The Climb or any other books about Everest but have never seen it then this is a great pictorial. The pictures are stunning and it makes a great coffee table book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
ONE OF THE BEST NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BOOKS OUT THERE. EVERY PAGE IS FULL OF CRINGING PHOTOS AND HEROIC TALES OF MOUTAINERRING. A MUST READ!