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Assault on Mount Everest, 1922

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Assault on Mount Everest, 1922 by Charles Granville Bruce is a gripping account of the 1922 British expedition to conquer the world's highest peak. Bruce's detailed narrative takes readers on a harrowing journey through the rugged terrain and extreme conditions of the Himalayas, highlighting the bravery and determination of the climbers as they face numerous challenges and setbacks.

The author's writing style is engaging and immersive, bringing to life the physical and mental struggles endured by the team as they push themselves to their limits in pursuit of their goal. Bruce also provides fascinating insights into the logistics and planning involved in such a monumental expedition, giving readers a behind-the-scenes look at the complexities of mountaineering at the highest level.

Overall, Assault on Mount Everest, 1922 is a captivating and insightful read that offers a firsthand account of one of the most legendary expeditions in mountaineering history. Bruce's vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes make this book a must-read for anyone interested in adventure, exploration, or the allure of the world's most formidable peaks.

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Personal narratives of climbing Mount Everest in 1922-1923. The expeditions did not reach the summit. The northern approach to the mountain was discovered by George Mallory and Guy Bullock on the initial 1921 British Reconnaissance Expedition. It was an exploratory expedition not equipped for a serious attempt to climb the mountain. With Mallory leading they climbed the North Col to an altitude of 7,005 metres . From there, Mallory espied a route to the top, but the party was unprepared for the great task of climbing any further and descended. The British returned for a 1922 expedition. George Finch climbed using oxygen for the first time. He ascended at a remarkable speed—290 metres per hour, and reached an altitude of 8,320 m , the first time a human reported to climb higher than 8,000 m. Mallory and Col. Felix Norton made a second unsuccessful attempt. Mallory was faulted for leading a group down from the North Col which got caught in an avalanche. Mallory was pulled down too but survived. Seven native porters were killed. - Summary by Wikipedia

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