David Simpson: The Epic of Everest, 25 October 2012
Show More Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest by Wade Davis.
Vintage, 655 pp., £12.99, October 2012, 978 0 09 956383 9Show More
“... the pursuit of a ‘militant geography’ larger and grander than the mere search for knowledge. Wade Davis’s book on the British Everest expeditions of 1921, 1922 and 1924 shows how each demonstrated its own form of militant geography, its own blend of poetry and politics, error and achievement. Mallory occupies the centre of this story, but the book ...”