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Part 1: Deep history—the early days

  1. Unlikely mountaineers (PDF, 0.1MB)
  2. An outspoken Australian (PDF, 0.2MB)
  3. Quiet years (PDF, 0.2MB)
  4. The killing hills (PDF, 0.1MB)

Part 2: On top—first major Aussie triumphs

  1. Pilgrimage to the silver god (PDF, 0.2MB)
  2. Upwardly mobile young men (PDF, 0.2MB)
  3. Long necks on Dunagiri (PDF, 0.2MB)

Part 3: Everest I—success against all odds

  1. A powerful partnership (PDF, 0.1MB)
  2. Everest apprentices (PDF, 0.2MB)
  3. Tough trials (PDF, 0.2MB)
  4. Patience and persistence (PDF, 0.2MB)
  5. An unforgettable face (PDF, 0.2MB)

Part 4: Combat zone—soldiers in the mountains

  1. A colonel’s dream (PDF, 0.2MB)
  2. Ordered to climb (PDF, 0.2MB)
  3. By the book (PDF, 0.2MB)
  4. An arranged marriage (PDF, 0.2MB)
  5. Training on the big ones (PDF, 0.2MB)

Part 5: Team building—mail-order mountaineers

  1. Climbers wanted (PDF, 0.1MB)
  2. Turkeys on ice (PDF, 0.1MB)
  3. Innocence lost (PDF, 0.2MB)

Part 6: Everest II—the bicentennial ascent

  1. A strained relationship (PDF, 0.1MB)
  2. ABEE: the climb (PDF, 0.2MB)
  3. ABEE: an analysis (PDF, 0.2MB)

Part 7: Peak performance—tough climbs on big mountains

  1. Master of all trades (PDF, 0.2MB)
  2. An even score (PDF, 0.2MB)
  3. A quiet achiever (PDF, 0.1MB)

Part 8: New summits—beyond the trade routes

  1. Small is beautiful (PDF, 0.2MB)
  2. Where are the women? (PDF, 0.2MB)
  3. A Himalayan grand slam (PDF, 0.2MB)