HAPPINESS Is a Cozy Read on a Chilly Day

The following titles relate to Englishman George Mallory and his quest to conquer Mount Everest. Cozy up with these chilly tales of adventure and daring on the high peaks.


Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer (2009)

This real-life mountaineering mystery recounts the story of Mallory and his attempts to scale the heights.



Above All Things by Tanis Rideout (2013)

A tale inspired by Mallory’s life and mysterious fate traces the experiences of his wife, Ruth, who in 1924 maintains a hopeful vigil in war-ravaged England during his fateful third expedition to reach the summit.


The Abominable by Dan Simmons (2013)

Four climbers travel to Mount Everest in 1924 in an attempt to recover the body of a missing adventurer, but find themselves being pursued by someone or something.



Last Hours on Everest: The Gripping Story of Mallory & Irvine’s Fatal Ascent by Graham Hoyland (2013) NONFICTION

This detailed reconstruction of what happened to the two English climbing legends, who disappeared in 1924 into the myths of history, follows the author, the 15th Englishman to climb Everest, as he uses the evidence he gathered to find their bodies and discover whether they actually climbed the mountain.


Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest by Wade Davis (2011)

The definitive story of the British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives climbing Mount Everest.



The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest by National Geographic (2011) DVD

George Mallory was obsessed with becoming the first person to conquer the untouched Mount Everest. He was last seen 800 feet below the summit in 1924, before the clouds rolled in and he disappeared into legend. His death stunned the world. Seventy years later, climber Conrad Anker’s life became intertwined with Mallory’s when he found his frozen body with all his belongings intact.


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