References and Bibliography.

The items below are the reference material used and are referred to in the Climber List and Climber details.

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002. "Everest The Hard Way".
Chris Bonington[P00130]
Arrow Books, 1977, (first published Hodder and Stoughton, 1976). ISBN10:0099159406, ISBN13:9780099159407

003. "Seven Years in Tibet".
Heinrich Harrer[P00182]. Translated from the German by Richard Graves[P03757].
Harper Perennial 2005, (first published by Rupert Hart-Davis 1953). ISBN10:0586087079, ISBN13:9780586087077
Not really a climbing book, but a fascinating description of life in Tibet in the late 1940s and 1950s

004. "The White Spider".
Heinrich Harrer[P00182]. Translated from the German by Hugh Merrick[P00559] with additional chapters by Heinrich Harrer[P00182] and Kurt Maix[P00328]. Introduction by Joe Simpson[P00598].
Harper Perennial 2005, (first published by Rupert Hart-Davis 1959). ISBN10:0007197845, ISBN13:9780007197842
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







012. "Climbing Everest: tales of triumph and tragedy on the world's highest mountain".
Audrey Salkeld[P00590]
National Geographical Society, 2003. ISBN10:0792251059, ISBN:9780792251057
A light, easy to read book with some superb pictures, describes some of the key events in climbing Everest.

013. "The Big Walls, from the North Face of the Eiger to the South Face of Dhaulagiri".
Reinhold Messner[P00345].
Translated from "Die Grossen Wändeas" by Tim Carruthers[P03235]
Crowood, 2001. ISBN10:1861264674, ISBN:9781861264671

014. "Defying Gravity: high adventure on Yosemite's walls".
Gary Arce[P02509]
Wilderness Press 1996, (first published 1996). ISBN10:0899971857, ISBN13:9780899971858

015. "To the top. The story of Everest."
Stephen Venables[P00625]
Walker Books, 2003. ISBN10:0744586623, ISBN13:9780744586626

016. "Higher than the Eagle Soars, a path to Everest".
Stephen Venables[P00625]
Hutchinson - Random House, 2007. ISBN10:0091795613, ISBN13:9780091795610

017. "The Games Climbers Play".
Ken Wilson[P01928] (compiler)
Bâton Wicks, 2000. ISBN10:1898573654, ISBN13:9781898573654

018. "Eiger Dreams".
Jon Krakauer[P00541]
Pan, 1998, ISBN10:0330370006 ISBN13:9780330370004

019. "Touching My Father's Soul, In the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay".
Jamling Tenzing Norgay[P01228]
Random House, 2001. ISBN10:0091884675, ISBN13:9780091884673

020. "This Game of Ghosts".
Joe Simpson[P00598]
Vintage 2007, (first published Johnathan Cape Ltd. 1993) ISBN10:0099380110, ISBN13:9780099380115

021. "Learning to Breathe".
Andy Cave[P02510]
Arrow Books 2005, (first published Hutchinson 2005). ISBN10:009947266X, ISBN13:9780099472667

022. "Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination".
Robert Macfarlane[P02518]
Granta 2005, (first published Granta 2004) ISBN10:1862076545, ISBN13:9781862076549

023. "Don Whillans Portrait of a Mountaineer".
Don Whillans[P00047] and Alick Ormerod[P02520]
Penguin, 1973. ISBN10:014003627X, ISBN13:9780140036275

024. "The Villain: The Life of Don Whillans".
Jim Perrin[P01260]
Arrow, 2005. ISBN10:0099416727, ISBN13:9780099416722

025. "The Hard Years".
Joe Brown[P01042]
Phoenix 2001, (first published Victor Gollancz Ltd 1967) ISBN13:9780753812662

026. "High Adventure".
Edmund Hillary[P00090]
The Companion Book Club 1956 (first published Hodder and Stoughton).

Tim Macartney-Snape Web Site



Austrian Mountaineers


List of Climbers


031. "Storms of Silence".
Joe Simpson[P0598]
Vintage 1997 (first published Jonathan Cape Ltd. 1996). ISBN10:0099578115, ISBN13:9780099578116

British Everest Summiteers


Deaths on 8,000ers


Deaths May 2006



British Mount Everest 1922


British Mount Everest 1924





043. "The Beckoning Silence".
Joe Simpson[P0598]
Vintage 2003 (first published Jonathan Cape Ltd. 2002) ISBN10:0099422433, ISBN13:9780099422433

044. "Dark Shadows Falling".
Joe Simpson[P0598]
Vantage 1997 (first published Jonathan Cape Ltd. 1997). ISBN10:0099756110, ISBN13:9780099756118

045. "Storms of Silence".
Joe Simpson[P0598]
Vintage 2007 (first published Jonathan Cape Ltd. 1996). ISBN13:9780099578116

046. "Tomaž Humar."
Bernadette McDonald[P00598]
Arrow Books, 2009. ISBN10:0099505096, ISBN13:9780099505099

047. "Shipton and Tilman: The Great Decade of Himalayan Exploration."
Jim Perrin[P01260]
Arrow Books, 2014. ISBN10:0099505088, ISBN13:9780099505082

048. "The Mammoth Book of On the Edge."
Jon E Lewis[P01260]
Robinson 2009 (first published by Constable and Robinson as “The Mammoth Book of Climbing Adventures” 2001 and “The Mammoth Book of the Edge” 2003). ISBN13:9781845299248

049. "Into Thin Air."
Jon Krakaur[P00541].
Pan Books 1998, (first published by Macmillan 1997). ISBN13:9780330353977

050. "Psycho Vertical."
Andy Kirkpatrick[P01167].
Arrow Books 2008, (first published by Hutchinson 2008). ISBN13:9780099519522

051. "The Longest Climb."
Dominic Faulkner[P02514].
Virgin Books, Apr 2010. ISBN10:075351561X, ISBN13:9780753515617

052. "Thin White Line."
Andy Cave[P02510].
Arrow Books, 2009, ISBN10:0099509490 ISBN13:9780099509493

053. "No Way Down".
Graham Bowley[P02515].
Penguin, May 2011. ISBN10:0061834793, ISBN13:9780061834790

054. "The Mountains of My Life."
Walter Bonatti[P00129]. Translated and edited by Robert Marshall. [P03875].. Penguin 2010, (first published as “Montagne di Una Vita” by Baldini and Castoldi International 1998) ISBN13 9780141192918

055. "Everest 1953 The Epic Story of the first Ascent."
Mick Conefrey[P02517].
Oneworld Book, Dec 2013. ISBN10:0780742304, ISBN13:9781780742304

056. "The Boys of Everest."
Clint Willis[P02512].
Portico 2008, (first published by Carroll and Graf). ISBN13:9781905798216

057. "No Shortcuts to the Top."
Ed Viesturs[P00626].
Broadway Books 2006. ISBN13:9780767924719

058. "Unjustifiable Risk? The Story of British Climbing."
Simon Thompson[P02519].
Cicerone 2012 (first published Cicerone in Hardback 2010) ISBN13:9781852846794

059. "The Conquest Of Everest."
George Lowe[P00193]. and Huw Lewis-Jones[P02521]
Thames and Hudson, 2013. ISBN13:9780500544235

061. "Ron Fawcett Rock Athlete."
Ron Fawcett[P01095]. and Ed Douglas[P00482]
Vertebrate Publishing, 2010. ISBN10:1906148309, ISBN13:9781906148300

062. "The Kangchenjunga Adventure".
F S Smythe[P01308]
Pilgrims Publishing 2000 (first published by Victor Gozzancz 1933) ISBN10:8177690051, ISBN13:9788177690057

063. "Climbs and Ski Runs".
F S Smythe[P01308].
William Blackwood and Sons, 1933

064. "South Col One Man's Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953".
Wilfrid Noyce[P00154].
The Reprint Society London 1955, (first published 1954)

065. "Scrambles Amongst the Alps In the Years 1860-69".
Edward Whymper[P00185].
Thomas Nelson & Sons 1900 (first edition 1871)







070. "Kangchenjunga The Untrodden Peak".
Charles Evans[P00037].
Hodder & Stoughton, London 1956


072. "Climbing Days".
Dan Richards[P02513].
Faber and Faber 2017. (first published 2016). ISBN 9780571311934

073. "Advanced Rockcraft".
Royal Robins[P00837].
Siesta Press, 1973. ISBN10:0910856567

074. "The Eiger".
Dougal Haston[P00062].
(first published Cassell and Company Ltd, 1974) ISBN10:0304293733


076. "Rock Face Techniques of rock climbing".
Ron James[P02381].
(First published by British Broadcasting Corporation 1974) ISBN10:0563108029

077. "Alpine Climbing".
John Barry[P02526].
(First published by The Crowood Press 1988). ISBN10:1852230010, ISBN13:9781852230012

078. "The Everest-Lhotse Adventure"
Albert Eggler[P00224]
Translated from "Gipfel Über Den Wolkenas", by Hugh Merrick[P00559]
George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1957

079. "The Next Horizon".
Chris Bonington[P00130]
Arrow Books Ltd. 1975 (first published by Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1973)

080. "In High Places".
Dougal Haston[P00062]
Cassel and Company Ltd. Jan 1973 (first published Collins Nov 1972). ISBN10:0304290734

081. "View from the Summit".
Edmund Hillary[P00090]
Corgi Books (first published by Doubleday 1999). ISBN13:9780552146944

082. "Savage Arena".
Joe Tasker[P00611]
Methuen 1982 (first published by Methuen 1982) ISBN10:0413506304

083. "South West Face".
Chris Bonington[P00130].
Hodder and Stoughton 1973 (first published 1973). ISBN10:0340169729

084. "Top Climbs of the World".
Garth Hattingh[P02527]
New Holland Publishers 1999 (first published by New Holland Publishers 1999). ISBN10:1859740855




088. "The Games Climbers Play Volume 2: Mirrors in the Cliffs".
Jim Perrin[P01260]
Bâton Wicks Publications 1999 (first published by Diadem Books 1983). ISBN10:189857331X, ISBN13:9781898573319

089. "Boundless Horizons The Autobiography of Chris Bonington".
Chris Bonington[P0130]
Weidenfeld and Nicolson. Originally published in three volumes: "I Chose to Climb", "The Next Horizon", "The Everest Years" (first published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson 2000). ISBN10:0297646354, ISBN13:9780297646358

090. "Cry from the Highest Mountain".
Tess Burrows[P03854]
Eye Books Ltd. 2005. ISBN10:1903070570, ISBN13:9781903070574









099. "Ascent A Life Spent Climbing on the Edge".
Chris Bonington[P0130]
Simon and Schuster (first published 2017). ISBN13: 9781471157547.

100. "The Letters of Gertrude Bell".
Lady Florence Bell[P03721] (editor)
Pelican Books 1953 (first published Ernest Benn Ltd 1927)

101. "Touching the Void".
Joe Simpson[P0598]
Vintage 1997 (first published by Jonathan Cape 1988). ISBN10:0099771012, ISBN13:9780099771012


103. "Lost on Everest. The Search for Mallory and Irvine".
Peter Firstbrook[P03753]
BBC Worldwide Lt. 1999. ISBN10:0563551291, ISBN13:9780563551294

104. "The Impossible Climb. Alex Honnold, El Capitan and the Climbing Life".
Mark Synnott[P03857].
Allen and Unwin 2019 (first published Allen and Unwin 2019). ISBN13:9781760632724

105. "Killing Dragons. The Conquest of the Alps".
Fergus Fleming[P03858].
Granta Books 2001 (first published Granta Books 2000). ISBN10:1862074534, ISBN13:9781862074538

106. "The Climb. Tragic Ambitions on Everest".
Anatoli Boukreev[P00132] and G Weston DeWalt[P00476].
Pan Books 2002 (first published St Martins Press 1998). ISBN13:9780330488969

107. "On the Roof of the World, The Guardian Book of Mountains".
Richard Nelsson[P03859]
Guardian Books 2009 (first published as “The Guardian Book of Mountains” by Guardian Books 2007”). ISBN13:9780852651209


109. "The History of the Matterhorn. First Ascents, Projects and Adventures".
Beat P Truffer[P03860]. Translated from “Die Geschichte des Matterhorns” by Mirjam Steinmann[P03882].
Aroleit-Verlag 2005 (first published by Aroleit-Verlag 1990). ISBN10:3905097184

110. "Annapurna. Conquest of the First 8,000-metre Peak".
Maurice Herzog[P00268]. Translated from the French by Nea Morin[P01215] and Janet Adam Smith[P03883].
Triad Paladin Books 1986 (first published by Jonathan Cape 1952). ISBN10:0586085122, ISBN13:9780586085127.

111. "The Epic of Mount Everest".
Sir Francis Younghusband[P02284] KCSI., KCIE.
Edward Arnold and Co.. August 1927 (first published by Edward Arnold and Co. October 1926.

112. "Everest".
Walter Unsworth[P0623].
The Oxford Illustrated Press 1989. ISBN10:0946609756, ISBN13:9780946609758

113. "Against the Wall".
Simon Yates[P00641].
Vintage 1997. (First published by Jonathan Cape 1997). ISBN13:7980099766414.

114. "Oread Mountain Club 50th Anniversary Journal (1949-1999)".
Harry Pretty[P03582] (editor).
Oread Mountaineering Club 1999. ISBN10: 0953573605.

115. "Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees".
Kev Reynolds[P03861].
Cicerone 2002. (First published Cicerone 1978. ISBN10:1852843284.

116. "Coronation Everest".
Jan Morris[P03862].
Faber and Faber 2003. (First published by Faber and Faber 1958) ISBN10:0571219446, ISBN13:9780571219445

117. "Chris Bonington's Everest".
Chris Bonington[P00130]
Weidenfield and Nicolson 2002. (First published by Weidenfield and Nicolson 2002). ISBN10:0297829270, ISBN13:9780297829270.

118. "Men Against Everest".
Howard Marshall[P03863]
Country Life Limited 1954. (First published by Country Life Limited 1954)

119. "The Ascent of Everest. Edited and Abridged for Schools".
John Hunt[P00059]
University of London Press Ltd. 1954.

120. "The K2 Man (And His Molluscs) The Extraordinary life of Haversham Godwin-Austen"[P03864].
Catherine Moorhead[P03864]
The In Pinn 2013 (First published by The In Pinn 2013). ISBN13:9781906000585

121. "Blood, Sweat and Smears".
Gary Gibson[P02640]
2QT Limited (Publishing) 2019. (First published by 2QT Limited (Publishing) 2019) ISBN13:9781913071097.

122. "Space Below My Feet".
Gwen Moffat[P01209].
Penguin Books 1976. (First published by Hodder and Stoughton 1961)

123. "Glaciers of the Alps Mounjtaineering in 1861".
John Tyndall[P01323].
JM Dent and Sons Ltd. 1928. (First published JM Dent and Sons Ltd. 1906)

124. "Ghosts of K2".
Mick Conefrey[P02517]
Oneworld Publications 2016, (first published by Oneworld Publications 2015). ISBN13:9781780748733

125. "Sacred Summits".
Peter Boardman[P00127].
Arrow Books Limited 1988. (First published by Hodder and Stoughton 1982). ISBN10:0099310406, ISBN13:9780099310402.

126. "Roof of the Rockies".
William M Bueler[P03865].
Pruett Publishing Co. 1974 (First Edition). ISBN10:0871080680.

127. "Spirit of Adventure. In the footsteps of Godwin-Austen"[P03884].
Catherine Moorhead[P03864] and David Dunmur[P03873](editors).
Moyhill Publishing 2011 (First published by Moyhill Publishing 2011). ISBN13:9781905597307

128. "Everest Alone at the Summit".
Stephen Venables[P00625]
Odyssey Books 1996. (First published as “Everest: Kangshung Face” by Hodder and Stoughton 1989). ISBN10:0952937506, ISBN13:9780952937500.

129. "In Monte Viso's Horizon. Climbing all the Alpine 4000m Peaks".
Will McLewin[P03866]
The Emest Press 1991. ISBN10:0948153091, ISBN13:9780948153099.

130. "Mountaineer".
Chris Bonington[P00130]
Bâton Wicks Publications 1996. (First published by Diadem Books Ltd. 1989). ISBN10:1898573301, ISBN13:9781898573302.

131. "The Mammoth Book of the Edge. An anthology of climbing adventures".
Jon E Lewis[P02516] (editor).
Robinson 2001. ISBN10:1841192643. ISBN13:9781841192642

132. "6 Great Mountaineers".
Ronald W Clark[P0P02323].
(First published by Hamish Hamilton 1956)

133. "Man of Everest. The Autobiography of Tenzing"[P00087].
James Ramsey Ullman[P00087].
The Reprint Society Ltd. 1956 (First published 1955)

134. "Dougal Haston[P00062] The Philosophy of Risk".
Jeff Connor[P0P03867].
Canongate Books Ltd. 2003. (First published by Canongate Books Ltd. 2002). ISBN10:1841953407, ISBN13:9781841953403.

135. "Everest The Challenge".
Sir Francis Younghusband[P02284]
Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd. 1944 (First published by Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd. 1936).

136. "Encyclopeadia of Mountaineering".
Walt Unsworth[P0P00623]
Hodder and Stoughton 1992. (First published by Hodder and Stoughton 1975). ISBN10:0340577444. ISBN13:9780340577448.

137. "Because It's There. The Life of George Mallory".
Dudley Green[P03868].
Tempus Publishing Limited 2006. (First published 2005). ISBN10:075243747X, ISBN13:9780752437477.

138. "Annapurna. Conquest of the first 8,000 metre peak".
Maurice Herzog[P0P00268]
The Reprint Society 1954. (First published by Jonathan Cape 1952)