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Venables, Stephen 1954-

Overview
Works: 44 works in 166 publications in 7 languages and 3,520 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Biography  Anecdotes  Documentary films  Pictorial works  Biographies  Illustrated works  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: GV199.44.E85, 796.522095496
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To the top : the story of Everest by Stephen Venables( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes many of the attempts to scale Mount Everest, including the author's own experiences
The Alps : the climb of your life( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at one man's journey as he faces the legendary mountain that took his father's life- a sheer rock and ice wall known as the Eiger, in Switzerland
Voices from the mountains : 40 true-life stories of unforgettable adventure, drama, and human endurance by Stephen Venables( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of travel narratives recalls the experiences of top mountaineers on the world's most challenging peaks, in a volume that describes expeditions to Everest, Carstensz Pyramid, Mount Erebus, El Capitan, and other peaks
Everest : alone at the summit : a survival story by Stephen Venables( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every day, the path up the South Col route to the summit of Everest becomes a little more worn by the tread of dozens of package-tour climbers, but few dare to try the East, or Kangshung, Face, a sheer, avalanche-swept wall of snow and ice only first conquered in 1983. Five years later, Stephen Venables intensified the challenge by leading three unknown American climbers up the East Face - this time without oxygen. The question to most climbing experts wasn't whether they would summit, but whether they would live. They nearly didn't Everest: Alone at the Summit is Venables' rousing account of one of the greatest feats of twentieth century mountaineering, a triumph over doubt, the elements and the limits of human endurance that has never been repeated. "Climbers or not, all will be interested in this mountaineering thriller of a tiny band pulling off an incredible victory-an account so stirring it will be put down only to obtain a moment's breather."'American Alpine Journal
First ascent by Stephen Venables( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mountains have always held mankind in awe of their beauty and danger, yet only since the mid-19th century has rock climbing and mountaineering in general been seen as a popular pastime. The men who first paved the way in the early days, when equipment was very basic, were rightly seen as daredevils tackling the unknown. This book tells the story of those who have risked their lives to follow their love of climbing, and be the first to break new ground. Covering every main mountain range in the world, the book chronicles the adventures, joy and heartbreak of these pioneers who were the first to conquer these climbs, all supported with fantastic contemporary photography
Himalaya alpine-style : the most challenging routes on the highest peaks by Andy Fanshawe( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet ouvrage présente une sélection des plus belles ascensions du toit du monde - des voies modernes les plus extrêmes aux voies normales déjà anciennes. Toutes sont différentes par leur altitude, leur longueur, leur difficulté et leur terrain - rocher, glace, neige ou mixte. Chacun de ces itinéraires constitue un magnifique objectif. Tous ont été gravis en style alpin, ou du moins par de petites équipes utilisant un minimum de cordes fixes. Ensemble, ils illustrent l'extraordinaire diversité des ascensions accessibles à de petits groupes autonomes dans les plus hautes chaînes de montagnes du monde
Everest : summit of achievement by Stephen Venables( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and German and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everest: Summit Of Achievement On 29 May 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay stood atop the highest mountain in the world, where no one had ever stood before. This magnificent volume celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of their historic climb and chronicles the history of Everest exploration from the early years of the twentieth century to the present. It is the first and only book on the subject to benefit from complete access to the Royal Geographical Society's astonishingly rich collection of photographs, documents, and artifacts.Painstakingly selected from over 20,000 subjects, more than 400 photographs -- many never before published -- record the surveying, planning, reconnaissance expeditions, and ascents that the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club jointly launched -- beginning in 1921 and culminating in Hillary and Norgay's landmark feat. Among the memorable photographs reproduced here are the first aerial views of Mount Everest; the last known photograph of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, who perished soon afterward on the slopes of Everest; Hillary's iconic photograph of Tenzing Norgay standing triumphant on Everest's summit; images showing the daily experience of expedition members along with the dangers they faced; portraits of the life and customs of Sherpas and the other Tibetan peoples; and the spectacular beauty of the Everest massif itself.These unique and breathtaking images are prefaced by Sir Edmund Hillary and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and are accompanied by chapters written by renowned mountaineer Stephen Venables; the well-known journalist and mountain climber Ed Douglas; Judy and Tashi Tenzing, grandson of Norgay; and noted historian John Keay.The result is a work of lasting significance that captures as never before the sense of discovery, excitement, achievement, and exhilaration experienced over the years by those who are brave and determined enough to challenge the world's greatest mountain
Island at the edge of the world : a South Georgia odyssey by Stephen Venables( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painted mountains : two expeditions to Kashmir by Stephen Venables( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meetings with mountains by Stephen Venables( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beretninger om verdens højeste bjerge og de mennesker, der besejrede dem
Days to remember : adventures and reflections of a mountain guide by Rob Collister( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lost mountains : two expeditions to Kashmir by Stephen Venables( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nanda Devi by Eric Shipton( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

‘When a man is conscious of the urge to explore, not all the arduous journeyings, the troubles that will beset him and the lack of material gains from his investigations will stop him.' Nanda Devi is one of the most inaccessible mountains in the Himalaya. It is surrounded by a huge ring of peaks, among them some of the highest mountains in the Indian Himalaya. For fifty years the finest mountaineers of the early twentieth century had repeatedly tried and failed to reach the foot of the mountain. Then, in 1934, Eric Shipton and H. W. Tilman found a way in. Their 1934 expedition is regarded as t
Everest : Kangshung Face by Stephen Venables( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om ekspeditionen Everest 88, som blev arrangeret for at fejre 35-året for den første bestigning af bjerget
M for mountains : facts and stories from the summits of the world by Stephen Venables( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everest by Stephen Venables( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With more than 400 photos, this beautiful book celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Everest and chronicles the history of exploration of the world's highest peak
Everest : die Geschichte seiner Erkundung by Royal geographical society( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painted mountain : first ascents in the Indian Himalaya by Stephen Venables( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ascent of Nanda Devi by Harold William TILMAN( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

‘I believe we so far forgot ourselves as to shake hands on it.' – H. W. Tilman, on reaching the summit of Nanda Devi. In 1934, after fifty years of trying, mountaineers finally gained access to the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. Two years later an expedition led by H. W. Tilman reached the summit. It was the highest mountain to be climbed until 1950. The Ascent of Nanda Devi has been widely hailed as a classic. Keenly observed, well-informed and at times hilariously funny, it is as close to a ‘conventional' mountaineering account as Tilman could manage. Beginning with the history of the mountain (‘the
Everest : the summit of achievement by Stephen Venables( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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To the top : the story of Everest
Covers
Voices from the mountains : 40 true-life stories of unforgettable adventure, drama, and human enduranceEverest : alone at the summit : a survival storyFirst ascentHimalaya alpine-style : the most challenging routes on the highest peaksEverest : summit of achievementMeetings with mountainsLost mountains : two expeditions to KashmirM for mountains : facts and stories from the summits of the worldEverest : die Geschichte seiner Erkundung
Alternative Names
Stephen Venables britischer Bergsteiger und Schriftsteller

Stephen Venables British mountaineer and writer

Stephen Venables Brits auteur

베너블스, 스티븐

ヴェナブルズ, スティーヴン

Languages
English (124)

German (12)

French (5)

Japanese (2)

Spanish (1)

Dutch (1)

Czech (1)