Beyond the Edge

A review of Beyond the Edge by Rob Mason

In 1953, the ascent of Everest remained the last of Earth’s great challenges.  Standing at over 29,000ft, the world’s highest mountain posed a fearsome challenge and had already claimed thirteen lives in previous expeditions.

Faced with treacherous winds, sub-zero temperatures and battling altitude sickness, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay finally achieved the impossible and became the first men to conquer Everest.  It was an event that stunned the world and defined an era.