Avalanche, crevasse, ice fall, wind chill-whether these words are cause for alarm or inspiration, this gorgeously photographed, meticulously researched book will bring the world's tallest mountain into crisp focus. The excitement, risk, and challenge of trekking and climbing Mount Everest is brought to life here, combined with such practical aspects as the best gear to pack and what you need to know before setting off. Young would-be adventurers will also gain insight into the sherpa people who have lived with the mountain for centuries. So here's your chance to climb the "Goddess Mother of the Earth" and come back safe and sound with the book that captures the crunch of steel on ice, the weight of the oxygen tank on your back, and the fog in your goggles.
About the Author: Jonathan Chester has just returned from base camp with the sights and stories that make Mount Everest the most compelling mountain on earth. He is the author and/or photographer of a number of books for adults and children, including The Nature of Penguins, Busy Penguins, A for Antarctia, and Splash!