• Everest the Cruel Way

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Tasker, Joe.  Everest the Cruel Way. London: Eyre Methuen.1981

"This book by Joe Tasker describes the British 1981-82 winter attempt on the west ridge of Mount Everest. It is a grim story of eight comrades, with slender resources—crack mountaineers all—undertaking a cruel task with high resolve, but who are worn down by the unremitting, bitter cold, by their decision not to use oxygen equipment and, finally, by their formless organization which the group labels 'democracy.'" Excerpt from Tom Holzel's review in the American Alpine Club Journal Vol. 25 Issue 57. Page 306. 1983 Read the full review here.

Hardcover. 166 pages. Cover in good condition. Pages in good condition with some fading date written on free endpaper. Dust-jacket in good condition with two small chips on the inside of the back flap.

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