This classic account offers an intimate evocation of the most famous of all mountaineering exploits and of perhaps the last great old fashioned Fleet Street scoop, as it was Morris who, in 1953, broke the news that a British led expedition had conquered Mount Everest the day before the Queen s coronation....
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Coronation Everest Reviews
Another wonderful Jan Morris travel/real adventure story.
"Coronation Everest" is not only a fine historical record of the first ascent of Everest but also a gripping account of the youthful James Morris' success as "The Times" correspondent in winning acceptance by Hunt and his team and thus getting the inside running in the race to get the story back to London in time for the coronation of Elizabeth II. It is an extended piece of fine writing and superb story-telling.
Highly recommend this book, for anyone interested in the Everest history.
Excellent account, thoughtfully written of the events leading up to the successful ascent, and the ingenuity of those involved without the technology of later years, especially relaying the news all the way to London the arrive in time for the Coronation and without rival newspapers suspecting anything of the success.
You have to hand it to the Brits: there were elements of almost mystical grace about the way they lost, or shall we say misplaced, their Empire.
Although the outcome is known, there is much to be gained from reading this book.