Our Everest Adventure, by Sir John Hunt. 128 pages, including 103 large photographs, numerous small photos, and 2 maps. English edition: Leicester, Brockhampton Press, 1954. Price, 12/6. American edition: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1954. Price, $3.75.
This account is a very satisfactory abbreviation of the more detailed book. It begins with the march in to Khumbu and the oxygen rehearsals, instead of with the earlier organization and planning. Print occupies a minor fraction of the space on its 128 pages, most of which are taken up with pictures. The most notable of these are the photograph of a model of the massif from an angle which shows all of the route and Lowe’s route- marked photograph of the Lhotse face.
Robert M. Ormes