✺ Everest - The First Ascent Epub ✽ Author Harriet Tuckey – Pocket-bikes.us

Everest - The First Ascent Winner Banff Award For Mountain And Wilderness LiteratureThe British Sportsbook Award For Outstanding General Sports WritingThe Boardman Tasker Prize For Mountain LiteratureFinalist For The HW Fisher Biographer S Prize Harriet Tuckey S Book Is Both The History Of What Went Into The First Successful Ascent Of Mt Everest In 1953 And A Biography Of Her Father, Dr Griffith Pugh, Whose Role Was Absolutely Pivotal, Yet Mostly Untold As The Expedition S Physiological Consultant, Pugh Designed Almost Every Aspect Of The Survival Strategy For The Expedition, The Acclimatization Program, The Oxygen And Fluid Intake Regime, The Diet, The Clothing And The High Altitude Boots Without Him And His Work, The Ascent Of Everest Would Have Been Impossible.

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  • Hardcover
  • 424 pages
  • Everest - The First Ascent
  • Harriet Tuckey
  • English
  • 07 December 2018
  • 0762791926

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  1. says:

    Fascinating Not just for the story of the ascent of Everest and some re balancing of the mythology But also for the insight into the cult of amateurism and gentleman sportsmen that emerged from the British public schools of the 19th C and continued well into the 20th, and for the insight into scientific practice, ...


  2. says:

    Fascinating read with multiple revelations about Pugh s scientific research playing a major but ignored role in the 53 expedition and Tuckey s fractious relationship with him What I found the most interesting though was the totally different perspective ...


  3. says:

    Simply fascinating The man who made the first Everest ascent happen had been deleted from the history books the mountaineers liked to think it was their will that did it, but Griffith Pugh designed and tested everything both before and during the trip great writing by Pugh s est...


  4. says:

    I enjoyed the part about Everest but the rest of it dragged on a bit I think it could have been shortened to omit the Olympics and I wasn t really interested in her personal relationship with her father.


  5. says:

    I found it gripping and finished it rather quickly Everyone may not This is not just a biography of an unusual scientist who did not get his fair share of recognition and fame But it also explores the man s mind and character at one level and a daughter s coming to terms with her difficult father at another The amount of research that went into the writing of this book is simply mind boggling No wonder she spent ten years to write it.Reputations of established heroes like Ed Hillary or John I found it gripping and finished it rather quickly Everyone may not This is not just a biography of an unusual scientist who did not get his fair share of recognition and fame But it also explores the man s mind and character at one level and a daughter s coming to terms with her difficult father at another The amount of research that went into the writing of this book is simply mind boggling No wonder she spent ten years to write it.Reputations of established heroes like Ed Hillary or John Hunt or even Eric Shipton are demolished with facts and logic and entirely new light is thrown on the establishment of British mountaineering in the 50s and 60s It was a new thing for me to learn that there was ever a conflict between climbers and scientists and that climbers actually looked down upon scientists and physiologists.However, I found it odd that the name of Hermann Buhl d...


  6. says:

    Loved the science behind Everest and the first successful summiting.


  7. says:

    This was a fascinating book about the physiologist who did much of the research to guide the successful British expedition of 1953 to the top of Mt Everest He did work on clothing, tent fabrics, nutrition strategies, stressed the importance of hydration, and worked out the oxygen protocol the climbers would eventually use For many reasons, one undoubtedly being that he was a difficult personality, his work went unrecognized and buried forthan 40 years The book is written by Pugh s da This was a fascinating book about the physiologist who did much of the research to guide the successful British expedition of 1953 to the top of Mt Everest He did work on clothing, tent fabrics, nutrition strategies, stressed the importance of hydration, and worked out the oxygen protocol the climbers would eventually use For many reasons, one undoubtedly being that he was a difficult personality, his work went unrecognized and buried forthan 40 years The book is written by Pugh s daughter who had a strained OK, downright terrible relationship with her distant father He was a self absorbed man who abandoned wife and children for mont...


  8. says:

    I bought this book on impulse the same day I heard the author give a lecture about it at the Royal Geographical Society Afterwards I wondered if I d been too impetuous, but then a few weeks later I started reading it and enjoyed it very much I don t think Harriett Tuckey is a professional lecturer, but her RGS talk was highly professional and the same could be said of her book, despite her family proximity to the subject her father and her strained relationship with him, evident in the book I bought this book on impulse the same day I heard the author give a lecture about it at the Royal Geographical Society Afterwards I wondered if I d been too impetuous, but then a few weeks later I started reading it and enjoyed it very much I don t think Harriett Tuckey is a professional lecturer, but her RGS talk was highly professional and the same could be said of her book, despite her family proximity to the subject her father and her strained relationship with him, evident in the book.In fact, Griffith Pugh seemed to have a strained relationship with most people, but Tuckey digs out several former colleagues who had real affection for him He seems to have been a remarkable if often unlikeable character, and one can t help feeling that being accidentally forgotten both by John Hunt in relation to Everest and by Edmund Hillary in relation to the subsequent attempt on Makalu we...


  9. says:

    Why I read this book My husband gave me Everest The First Ascent How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain by Harriet Pugh Tuckey It combines my interests in mountaineering with the scientific research that makes it possible to climb big mountains and survive This is the first book I ve managed to finish since my daughter was born It only me a few months.My one sentence summary Part biography, part coming to terms with a father whose personality often overshadowed his brilli Why I read this book My husband gave me Everest The First Ascent How a Champion of Science Helped to Conquer the Mountain by Harriet Pugh Tuckey It combines my interests in mou...


  10. says:

    Griffith Pugh was a brilliant yet flawed scientist in a age when science could be done by one man and during the of the heydays of British science investigation Pugh s contributions to the science of high altitude survival made the conquests of Mt Everest possible and his work is still saving lives of those who climb big mountains for the fun of it His work in the area of hypothermia directly contributed to the way men and women are able to survive in cold environments today His work in sport Griffith Pugh was a brilliant yet flawed scientist in a age when science could be done by one man and during the of the heydays of British science investigation Pugh s contributions to the science of high altitude survival made the conquests of Mt Everest possible and his work is still saving lives of those who climb big mo...

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