Rising to 8848 metres above sea-level, Mount Everest is the highest mountain on earth.
It is considered a holy place by some - it also presents one of mountaineering's greatest and most enduring challenges.
The history of climbing Everest, from the earliest expeditions in the 1920s to the daring feats of today, is a chronicle of tragic failures and triumphant achievements, featuring some of the world's most celebrated climbers - George Mallory, Tenzing Norgay, Sir Edmund Hillary. "To the Top" tells their stories and creates a picture of what drives people to brave the dangers of Everest - and what it feels like to stand on top of the world.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 96 pages, full-colour photographs
- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/05/2003
- Category: Nature, the natural world (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9780744586626