Everest - Dream and RealityGangdal, Jon: Everest - Drøm og virkelighet
In March 2003, 50 years had passed since the first ascent of Mount Everest, and Jon Gangdal, together with polar veteran Børge Ousland, made his third attempt at reaching Everest’s peak. None of them made it. Jon Gangdal describes the race towards the top, the excitement and the immense hardship, the disappointments and the fear – and how it is to push oneself to one’s extreme limits. He writes about Everest, about climbing history and Sherpas, myths and yetis. We meet the heroes, but are also told of those who failed, and of those who are buried in the mountainsides. The book is richly illustrated.
First published: 2003, Aschehoug Non-Fiction
Jon Gangdal: Biography and bibliography