Dispatches from the roof of the world
Extras May 30, 2012
Further Reading
Andy Bardon
Hilaree O’Neill moves through the Khumbu Icefall on the way to Camp 2.

Did we get you hooked on Everest? Want to know more?

For good sources on historic Everest climbs, Mark Jenkins recommends:

“Thomas Hornbein’s West Ridge, Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air, and if you’re really into the early history, read Wade Davis’s Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest. However, in terms of the greatest single book about expeditions and leadership, Roland Huntford’s Scott and Amundsen, about the race to the South Pole, is the finest read of its kind.”

To re-live this most recent season on the mountain, check out:

Also be sure to look for Mark Jenkins’s feature article about the expedition upcoming in National Geographic magazine.

We hope this blog will be among your further reading, too. Everest may be over, but our blogging is not. For the next few weeks, as we gear up for the next phase of Field Test, we’ll be posting a photograph of the day chosen by our editors. Stay tuned—and join us on our next adventure!

Andy Bardon
A rescue chopper flies above the upper Khumbu Basin.
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