By: Harry Kikstra (Author)
96 pages, 60+ colour photos, colour maps
At 8848 m (29,028 ft) Mount Everest has the world's highest summit. Trying to reach it means facing extreme conditions and the utmost physical demands. The author explains how to plan and prepare, and how to deal with altitude sickness. He describes the ascent routes from Nepal and Tibet in detail, with dramatic photographs and vivid mapping.
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Born in 1970 in the Netherlands, Harry Kikstra lives in Amsterdam. Since gaining a Master's degree in business management, he has combined commercial work with an adventurous life that takes him all over the world. He created his popular website www.7summits.com in 1999 when he became a full-time adventurer, organiser and leader of expeditions, including some TV productions. He has climbed all seven summits of the seven continents, including Everest from both Nepal and Tibet.
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