Into The Silence by Wade Davis

Into The Silence

By Wade Davis

  • Release Date: 2011-10-06
  • Genre: History
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‘The price of life is death’

For Mallory, as for all of his generation, death was but ‘a frail barrier that men crossed, smiling and gallant, every day’. As climbers they accepted a degree of risk unimaginable before the war. What mattered now was how one lived, and the moments of being alive.

While the quest for Mount Everest may have begun as a grand imperial gesture, it ended as a mission of revival for a country and a lost generation bled white by war. In a monumental work of history and adventure, Davis asks not whether George Mallory was the first to reach the summit of Everest, but rather why he kept climbing on that fateful day.


  • Brilliant, a must read for anyone who interested in the outdoors

    By Gareth3650
    If you have an interest in the outdoors or endeavours of man this is a must. Read it and be amazed at the lengths the Everest climbing expeditions of the early 1920s went to try to reach the summit of the world. Then remember they did it wearing Tweed