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Everest The First AscentOn 29 May 1953 the summit of Mount Everest was finally reached The achievement brought fame and honours to many involved except the man who made the ascent possible Now for the first time drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters rare archive material and interviews Everest The First Ascent tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world’s highest mountain could be climbed A doctor and physiologist Griffith Pugh revolutionised almost every aspect of British high altitude mountaineering transforming the climbers’ attitude to oxygen the clothes they wore their euipment fluid intake and acclimatisation Yet far from receiving the acclaim he was due he was met with suspicion and ridicule His scientific contributions were uite simply at odds with old fashioned notions of derring do and the gentlemanly amateurism that dogged the sport This insightful biography shows Pugh to be troubled abrasive yet brilliant Eight years in the writing closely researched and told with unflinching honesty by Pugh’s daughter Harriet Tuckey Everest The First Ascent is the compelling portrait of an unlikely her

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On 29 May 1953 the summit of Mount Everest was finally reached The achievement brought fame and honours to many involved except the man who made the ascent possible Now for the first time drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters rare archive material and interviews Everest The First Ascent tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world’s highest mountain could be climbed A doctor and physiologist Griffith Pugh revolutionised almost every aspect of British high altitude mountaineering transforming the climbers’ attitude to oxygen the clothes they wore their euipment fluid intake and acclimatisation Yet far from receiving the acclaim he was due he was met with suspicion and ridicule His scientific contributions were uite simply at odds with old fashioned notions of derring do and the gentlemanly amateurism that dogged the sport This insightful biography shows Pugh to be troubled abrasive yet brilliant Eight years in the writing closely researched and told with unflinching honesty by Pugh’s daughter Harriet Tuckey Everest The First Ascent is the compelling portrait of an unlikely hero

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eBook é Everest The First Ascent é Download Ì ❮Epub❯ ❧ Everest The First Ascent Author Harriet Tuckey – Eyltransferservices.co.uk On 29 May 1953 the summit of Mount Everest was finally reached The achievement brought fame and honours to many involved except the man who made the ascent possible NowO On 29 May 1953 the summit of Mount Everest was finally reached The achievement brought fame and honours to many involved except the man who made the ascent possible Now for the first time drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters rare archive material and interviews Everest The First Ascent tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh the forgotten team member whose scientific breakthroughs ensured the world’s highest mountain could be climbed A doctor and physiologist Griffith Pugh revolutionised almost every aspect of British high altitude mountaineering transforming the climbers’ attitude to oxygen the clothes they wore their euipment fluid intake and acclimatisation Yet far from receiving the acclaim he was due he was met with suspicion and ridicule His scientific contributions were uite simply at odds with old fashioned notions of derring do and the gentlemanly amateurism that dogged the sport This insightful biography shows Pugh to be troubled abrasive yet brilliant Eight years in the writing closely researched and told with unflinching honesty by Pugh’s daughter Harriet Tuckey Everest The First Ascent is the compelling portrait of an unlikely he