References for the climber details.

Everest the Hard Way

02. Chris Bonington.
"Everest The Hard Way."
Arrow Books, 1977, ISBN 0 09 915940 6

Seven Years in Tibet

03. Heinrich Harrer.
"Seven Years in Tibet."
Harper Perennial, 2005, ISBN 0 586 09707 9
Not really a climbing book, but a fascinating description of life in Tibet in the late 1940s and 1950s

White Spider

04. Heinrich Harrer.
"The White Spider."
Harper Perennial, 2005, ISBN 0 00 719784 5
The best book on the adventure of climbing the Eiger. This is not a litany of disaster and wasted lives, but rather a roll call of endeavour and outstanding achievement. Buy several copies and give them to friends and visitors since it is a book about humanity as much as it is about mountaineering

Climbing Everest

12. Audrey Salkeld.
"Climbing Everest: tales of triumph and tragedy on the world's highest mountain."
National Geographical Society, 2003, ISBN 0-7922-5105-9
A light, easy to read book with some superb pictures, describes some of the key events in climbing Everest.

Defying Gravity

14. Gary Arce.
"Defying Gravity: high adventure on Yosemite's walls."
Wilderness Press, 1996, ISBN 0-89997-185-7

To the Top

15. Stephen Venables.
"To the top, the story of Everest."
Walker Books, 2003, ISBN 0-7445-8662-3

Higher than the Eagle Soars

16. Stephen Venables.
"Higher than the Eagle Soars, a path to Everest."
Hutchinson - Random House. ISBN 9780091795610

Games Climbers Play

17. Ken Wilson (compiler).
"The Games Climbers Play."
Bâton Wicks, 2000, ISBN 1-898573-01-8

Eiger Dreams

18. Jon Krakauer.
"Eiger Dreams."
Pan, 1998, ISBN 978-0-330-37000-4

Touching My Father's Soul

19. Jamling Tenzing Norgay.
"Touching My Father's Soul, In the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay."
Random House, 2001, ISBN 9780091884673

This Game of Ghosts

20. Joe Simpson.
"This Game of Ghosts."
Vintage, 1993, ISBN 9780099380115


21. Andy Cave.
"Learning to Breathe."
Arrow, 2005, ISBN 9780099472667

Mountains of the Mind

22. Robert Macfarlane.
"Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination."
Granta, 2004, ISBN 1-86207-654-5

Don Whillans Portraqit of a Mountaineer

23. Don Whillans & Alick Ormerod.
"Don Whillans Portrait of a Mountaineer."
Penguin, 1973, ISBN 9780099472667

The Villain

24. Jim Perrin.
"The Villain: The Life of Don Whillans."
Arrow, 2005, ISBN 9780099416722

Joe Brown: The Hard Years

25. Joe Brown.
"The Hard Years: His Autobiography."
Phoenix, 2001, ISBN 978-0-7538-0278-9

High Adventure

26. Edmund Hillary.
"High Adventure."
Hodder and Stoughton, 1956. ISBN 978-0-7538-0278-9
28."Daily Telegraph Obituaries."