TweensRecommended Reading: Everest


Mount Everest

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Nonfiction

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Fiction Books and Media

Everest / Gordon Korman.
YF KOR
Dominic, Chris, Perry, Tilt, Sammi, Bryn, and Cameron compete with each other to be selected as part of a team of teenage climbers with the goal of ascending Mount Everest.

Within reach : my Everest story / Mark Pfetzer & Jack Galvin.
TF PFE
The author describes how he spent his teenage years climbing mountains in the United States, South America, Africa, and Asia, with an emphasis on his two expeditions up Mount Everest.

Peak / Roland Smith.
TPB SMI
A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.

I'm too fond of my fur! / Geronimo Stilton ; illustrations by Larry Keys.
YPB STI
Geronimo follows clues in a diary all the way to Mouse Everest in search of his old friend Professor von Volt who has mysteriously disappeared.

 

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Nonfiction Books and Media

Touching my father's soul : a sherpa's journey to the top of Everest / Jamling Tenzing Norgay with Broughton Coburn ; [introduction by Jon Krakauer].
BIO NOR
 "As Climbing Leader of the famed 1996 Everest IMAX expedition led by David Breashears, Jamling Norgay was able to follow in the footsteps of his legendary mountaineer father, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, who with Sir Edmund Hillary was the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Jamling Norgay interweaves the story of his own ascent during the infamous 1996 Mount Everest disaster with little-known stories from his father's historic climb."--Jacket

No summit out of sight : the true story of the youngest person to climb the seven summits / Jordan Romero with Linda LeBlanc.
TB ROM
"The story of Jordan Romero, who at the age of 13 became the youngest person ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At age 15, he reached the summits of the world's 7 highest mountains"-- Provided by publisher.

Bodies from the ice : melting glaciers and the recovery of the past / by James M. Deem.
Y 393.3 DEE
Discusses the discovery of long-hidden bodies of people who died in the glaciers being revealed now due to glaciers that are rapidly melting.

High exposure : an enduring passion for Everest and unforgiving places / David Breashears.
796.522 BRE
Mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashears shares the story of his life, discussing his adventures climbing some of the world's greatest peaks, and explaining the factors that drive him to pursue such a dangerous profession.

Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster / Jon Krakauer.
796.522 KRA
EBOOK
When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin his long, dangerous descent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly toward the top. No one had noticed that the sky had begun to fill with clouds. Six hours later and 3,000 feet lower, in 70-knot winds and blinding snow, Krakauer collapsed in his tent, freezing, hallucinating from exhaustion and hypoxia, but safe. The following morning he learned that six of his fellow climbers hadn't made it back to their camp and were in a desperate struggle for their lives. When the storm finally passed, five of them would be dead, and the sixth so horribly frostbitten that his right hand would have to be amputated. Krakauer examines what it is about Everest that has compelled so many people - including himself - to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense. Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eye-witness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement.

Climbing Mount Everest / by Kristen Rajczak.
Y 796.522 RAJ
 "Reaching the summit of Earth's highest peak, Mount Everest, is a feat that most will never realize. However, readers will feel like they're gasping for air alongside the extreme athletes featured in this book. This text fully explores the history of expeditions up Everest as well as the intense training and unavoidable dangers that thrill seekers must face. Astounding achievements are included, such as climbing Everest blind and reaching the peak without oxygen, while breathtaking photographs will transport readers to the top of the world." -- Publisher's website.

 

 

Websites

Alan Arnette.com - Everest facts from climbers.

Google Maps - Everest from Google Maps.

Mount Everest.net - The most common route taken when climbing Everest.

National Geographic - National Geographic's information on Everest.

Nations Online - Brief geography and history of Everest.

Team Everest - Some Everest information from Team Everest.

 

 

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