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Doctor on Everest by Peter Steele 1973


Title: Doctor on Everest
Author: Peter Steele
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 1973
Format: Hardback with dust jacket
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear.

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Reader's note

Peter Steele was one of the two expedition doctors on the International Himalayan Expedition to Mount Everest of 1971, in charge of the overall health of expedition members at Base Camp and at Camp Two. It is a very human and revealing story he has to tell, partly his own account of what it all felt like, partly a doctor’s-eye view. Anyone interested in climbing and expiration must read this book, and so must anyone who wants to know about the limits of human survival and endurance.