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The Climb (Everest #2) Paperback – September 1, 2002
I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God
Through Bible stories, short devotions, and prayers, children discover the meaning of each name and how it relates to their lives. Hardcover
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The biggest problem is the age of the characters, especially the thirteen-year-old Dominic. Nepal has a very strict minimum age requirement for issuing permits to climb Everest, so strict in fact that they would not issue a permit for the son of a famous Sherpa climber this year. So the entire premise of these young teens climbing doesn't work from the beginning. The book was published in 2002. In 2010, a thirteen-year-old set the record as youngest to summit. He had to climb from the Northern side in Tibet because Tibet had no minimum age. After much adverse reaction from the climbing community, Tibet instituted a minimum age of eighteen. A character name Ethan is in the book as the youngest to climb Everest. In reality, no such person exists.
They fly to Lukla for two hours in a helicopter standing up and holding onto a strap. Wrong. It takes 35 minutes to get there. Small planes make the flight. I did fly into Lukla in a Russian helicopter in the early 90's. We did not stand. We sat along the sides with cargo down the center.
Dominic is the hero of the book, and here's where the whole story becomes outlandish. First of all, he's referred to as the shrimp, youngest and smallest of the group.Read more ›
An athletic company is holding a contest to sponsor the youngest climber ever to summit Everest, the highest mountain in the world. "The Contest" follows several young hopefuls as they compete for a place on the four person team.
Book one in an action-packed trilogy, "The Contest" is quick, decent read. My main complaint is that Korman uses several climbing terms and equipment pieces that he doesn't explain until the end of the book, if at all. For example, I knew what crampons were, but I don't think it's a common term.
The story isn't told from the viewpoint of any one character; and several of the characters are cliches: there's the young kid, the mean kid, the kid who doesn't want to be there, the adrenaline junky, etc. "The Contest" is still a good story, though, and I enjoy these types of stories because they introduce me to a new world or new activity that I was previously unfamiliar with.
The entire Everest trilogy is best for readers who are interested in mountain climbing, competition, or just learning about something new.
In this story several kids train to become part of a team to climb Mount Everest. They go through hard and extreme tests of their climbing abilities. At different times some of the climbers are cut from the team until there four left. Cap Cicero is the team leader. E first chosen at first are Ethan, Chris, Bryn, and Perry. But Ethan drops out. Who takes his place?
The book is very interesting. It made me want to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next. It is best suited for people who like to read suspence books and adventure.
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not that great of a book but it was in great condition for my children at school and friends but good conditionPublished on January 26, 2014 by Norma
Arrived quickly and in good shape! Thanks! Great condition, appreciate that! A classic and worth the read. Such a journey.Published on November 24, 2013 by MONICA MEGONIGAL
This book is about adventure, facing adversity, and suspense. As the competitors are being narrowed down for the four spots the intense level rises. Read morePublished on March 22, 2012 by Whirley's Literature
I have been trying to find books that my 10 year old son will read which is a chore in itself!! This book was a great buy and now I am considering buying the other books int he... Read morePublished on September 20, 2011 by Kamsmommy
Everest: The Climb Scholastic, 2002, 151pp. $7.99
Gordon Korman ISBN 0-439-40506-8
Dominic Alexis is a 13-year-old boy that has always been an athletic climber. Read more
Awesome book. My son loved it so much, I read it after him and loved it too! Cant wait to read number two!Published on January 30, 2010 by M. Gavin
Everest Book One: The Contest was extremely exciting, although slightly unrealistic. Everest is about a group of young kids who want to be the youngest to climb Mount Everest. Read morePublished on January 10, 2008 by Allison N. Ferree
To understand this book you have to know about climbing. This book inspired me to start rock climbing. I read all the books in 6 hours!!!!! I loved them and i hope you do too.Published on June 6, 2006 by Landon Carter