+¦As Pete watched Lopsong cross the ladders, a noise like an explosion rang out. A long, power Whoosh and crack followed. +¦Pete scanned the area. He knew that close by, a large serac [block of ice] had just collapsed. But before he could pinpoint the location tremors surged through the frozen ground.+¦ The journey up Mount Everest is never easy. Climbers risk their lives as they struggle around jagged towers of ice, over snow-covered boulders, and across gaping crevasses. Pete Athans knows these dangers well. He has climbed Mount Everest fourteen times and reached the summit seven times. What is it like to climb the highest mountain on Earth? In this book, you'll follow Pete to the top-and learn about his adventures along the way. Book jacket.
Tales from the Top of the World
Lerner Publishing Group
Climbing Mount Everest with Pete Athans