The 8 best books about Everest written in the English language

The 8 best books about Everest written in the English language

You may be wondering why I’ve never written this blog post before. Now is as good a time as any. The universe of Everest literature is forever expanding and it’s not possible to reach its end. However, I’ve now travelled far enough to be confident of these eight books’ place in the celestial Everest pantheon.

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My latest audiobook: The Everest Politics Show – an eyewitness account of the 2014 Everest tragedy

My latest audiobook: The Everest Politics Show – an eyewitness account of the 2014 Everest tragedy

I’m happy to say that the next instalment of my diaries, The Everest Politics Show, is now available on Audible, Amazon and Apple Books, and will be available on other outlets such as Spotify very soon.

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The most shocking first page in mountaineering literature

The most shocking first page in mountaineering literature

I’ve lost count of the expedition accounts where the hardest route to the top is the only one worth considering, or where stronger climbers are cast as heroes and weaker ones clowns. All of these accounts were written by men, so it’s always refreshing to read a woman’s perspective.

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Bookman Plaster Award announces new rules for mountaineering books following recent controversies

Bookman Plaster Award announces new rules for mountaineering books following recent controversies

The trustees of the world’s most prestigious mountain book award have announced updated rules for entries following new research alleging that hundreds of historical mountaineering books have been published without reaching the true end of the story.

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