The Classic Story of the First Australian Climb of Everest
By (author) Lincoln Hall
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White Llmbo by Lincoln Hall
Book DescriptionThe best book about mountaineering ever It should be read by everyone who still understands the spirit of human endeavour, courage and sacrifice and who holds adventure in their heart.' Sunday Telegraph The highest point on earth - the summit of Everest - is every climber's dream. In 1984, it was the goal of a small team of Australians. They planned a quick, lightweight ascent of an unclimbed route without oxygen. But their battle with storms, avalanches, extreme cold and thin air meant they soon began to run out of time. Walt Unsworth, Everest historian, wrote, 'Their actual achievement was astonishing; one of the greatest climbs ever done on the mountain.' First published more than two decades ago, White Limbo continues to be a true adventure classic and now contains a foreword by by Bradley Trevor Greive (best-selling author of The Blue Day Book).
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781741668643
(186mm x 116mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Random House Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-May-2007
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Lincoln Hall
Douglas Mawson, Hardback (May 2011)
This book puts Antarctic exploration into the context of the times, and makes fantastic reading and viewing for anyone interested in Antarctica and in the life of the great scientist and explorer, Douglas Mawson. Hall offers a fresh interpretation not only of Mawson's exploits but also of his motivations, his character and his knack for survival.
Dead Lucky, Paperback (July 2008)» View all books by Lincoln Hall
Lincoln Hall set off for Everest in early May 2006. After three days of climbing higher into the oxygen less air, he was blessed with a perfect summit day. Then things began to go horribly wrong. This title offers Lincoln Hall's own account of climbing Everest during a deadly season in which eleven people perished on the world's highest mountain.
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Author Biography - Lincoln Hall
Lincoln Hall (OAM) was one of Australia's best known mountaineers. His high-altitude climbing career, which spanned three decades, culminated in his key role in the first Australian ascent of Mt Everest in 1984, and his book White Limbo was an international bestselling account of this first Australian ascent. Lincoln lived in the Blue Mountains with his wife, Barbara, and their two sons. He died aged 56 in March 2012.
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