Into The Silence

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For George Mallory as for all of his generation, death was but 'a frail barrier that men crossed, smiling and gallant, every day'. As climbers they accepted a degree of risk unimaginable before the war. What mattered now was how one lived, and the moments of being alive.
In 1924, an expeditionary team headed by George Mallory attempted to conquer Everest. Britain was reeling from the effects of the First World War, and there was a hope that scaling the world's highest mountain would hand a much-needed boost to the nation's psyche.

But it was to be a journey shrouded in mystery, for nobody knows if Mallory or Sandy Irvine, a fellow climber, made it. Rather than asking if Mallory and Irvine reached the summit, Davis contemplates what encouraged them to keep climbing on the day they lost their lives.

Harking back to the Great War and its effects, Wade's epic book explains how Mallory and his disappearance became representative of the millions who died on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918.
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Weight 0.680000
Author Wade Davis
Availability IP
Department Outdoor Pursuits
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780099563839
Pages 672
Published 04/10/2012
Publisher Vintage
Section Climbing
Size Unfolded 13.5x21.5cm
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