The Turquoise Mountain: Brian Blessed on Everest by Brian Blessed

The Turquoise Mountain: Brian Blessed on Everest by Brian Blessed

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Since the age of seven, when he read in his Hotspur comic about George Mallory's first ascent of Everest, Brian Blessed dreamed of following in Mallory's footsteps. At the age of 53 accompanied by a camera crew he realized that dream.

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From the age of seven, when he read about George Mallory's 1924 ascent of Everest in his "Hotspur" comic, Brian Blessed dreamed of following in Mallory's footsteps. At the age of fifty-three, accompanied by a camera crew, he realized that dream. Wearing the same type of clothing as Mallory, and without oxygen, Blessed reached 26,3000 feet - 2,000 feet below the summit - and turned back only under pressure from the Chinese Government. Published to coincide with the release of the film "Galahad of Everest", in which Blessed stars, "The Turquoise Mountain" tells the whole story, from his spellbound childhood fascination with the idea of climbing Everest, through its development into a passionate obsession, to its finally becoming a reality. Blessed holds us enchanted through it all: from the arduous training he underwent and his preparatory meetings with Captain John Noel - the last survivor of the 1924 expedition - and mountaineering veterans Reinhold Messner and Chris Bonington; through the journey to the Himalayas and his encounters with the Dalai Lama and the King of Bhutan; to the awesome ascent itself, full of danger, tragedy, fear, sickness, privation - and, ultimately, tranquility.

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SKU GOR001710721
Title The Turquoise Mountain: Brian Blessed on Everest
Author By (author) Brian Blessed
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 1991
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0747510466
ISBN 13 9780747510468
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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From the age of seven, when he read about George Mallory's 1924 ascent of Everest in his "Hotspur" comic, Brian Blessed dreamed of following in Mallory's footsteps. At the age of fifty-three, accompanied by a camera crew, he realized that dream. Wearing the same type of clothing as Mallory, and without oxygen, Blessed reached 26,3000 feet - 2,000 feet below the summit - and turned back only under pressure from the Chinese Government. Published to coincide with the release of the film "Galahad of Everest", in which Blessed stars, "The Turquoise Mountain" tells the whole story, from his spellbound childhood fascination with the idea of climbing Everest, through its development into a passionate obsession, to its finally becoming a reality. Blessed holds us enchanted through it all: from the arduous training he underwent and his preparatory meetings with Captain John Noel - the last survivor of the 1924 expedition - and mountaineering veterans Reinhold Messner and Chris Bonington; through the journey to the Himalayas and his encounters with the Dalai Lama and the King of Bhutan; to the awesome ascent itself, full of danger, tragedy, fear, sickness, privation - and, ultimately, tranquility.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001710721
Title The Turquoise Mountain: Brian Blessed on Everest
Author By (author) Brian Blessed
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Year Published 1991
Number of Pages 256
ISBN 10 0747510466
ISBN 13 9780747510468
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No