Into The Silence

Davis, Wade

£16.99

In this work of history and adventure Wade Davis asks not whether George Mallory was the first to reach the summit of Everest, but rather why he kept on climbing on that fateful day. His answer lies in a single phrase uttered by one of the survivors as they retreated from the mountain: ‘The price of life is death’.

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WINNER OF THE 2012 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE

A monumental work of history, biography and adventure – the First World War, Mallory and Mount Everest

‘The price of life is death’

For 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.

While the quest for Mount Everest may have begun as a grand imperial gesture, it ended as a mission of revival for a country and a lost generation bled white by war. In a monumental work of history and adventure, Davis asks not whether George Mallory was the first to reach the summit of Everest, but rather why he kept climbing on that fateful day.

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Weight 680 g
Dimensions 216 × 135 × 51 mm
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Paperback

Pages

655

Language

English

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Dewey

796.522092 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K