Doctor on Everest

Doctor on Everest

A Memoir of the Ill-fated 1971 International Everest Expedition

Book - 2005
Rate this:
A new release from the author of the national bestseller The Man Who Mapped the Arctic. This enthralling first-hand account tells readers what it's really like to climb Everest-and what happens when things go wrong.A doctor and climber, Peter Steele jumped at the offer to become chief medical officer for the 1971 International Everest Expedition. He didn't expect the series of disasters that included a near-epidemic, a walkout and a grisly death. Dr. Steele tells his story with daring honesty, giving an unparalleled insight into the challenging world of mountaineering."An intensely human book which leaves the ordinary reader with a much more vivid idea of what an attempt on Everest must be like ... The drama, tragedy and high adventure are all there, but taken almost casually in the doctor's long stride." -Daily Telegraph, U.K."Of the many books about Everest published during the past fifty years, Doctor on Everest is the only one to give the uninitiated the exact feeling of what it is like to be on one of these expeditions." -Sunday Times, U.K.
Publisher: Vancouver : Raincoast Books, 2005, c1972.
ISBN: 9781551927657
1551927659
Branch Call Number: 796. 522095496 STE S
Characteristics: 222 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., ports.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at CPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top