The Moth and the Mountain
A True Story of Love, War, and EverestBook - 2020
"In the 1930s, as official government expeditions set their sights on conquering Mount Everest, a little-known World War I veteran named Maurice Wilson conceives his own crazy, beautiful plan: he will fly a plane from England to Everest, crash-land on its lower slopes, then become the first person to reach its summit--all utterly alone. Wilson doesn't know how to climb. He barely knows how to fly. But he has the right plane, the right equipment, and a deep yearning to achieve his goal. In 1933, he takes off from London in a Gipsy Moth biplane with his course set for the highest mountain on earth. Wilson's eleven-month journey to Everest is wild: full of twists, turns, and daring. Eventually, in disguise, he sneaks into Tibet. His icy ordeal is just beginning."--Amazon.
Publisher: New York ; London : Avid Reader Press, 2020
Edition: First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2020
Characteristics: xxiv, 259 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm