The Turquoise Mountain: Brian Blessed on Everest




      The Turquoise Mountain: Brian Blessed on Everest
From the age of seven, when he read about George Mallory s 1924 ascent of Everest in his Hotspur comic, Brian Blessed dreamed of following in Mallory s footsteps At the age of fifty three, accompanied by a camera crew, he realized that dream Wearing the same type of clothing as Mallory, and without oxygen, Blessed reached 26,3000 feet 2,000 feet below the summit and turned back only under pressure from the Chinese Government. Download The Turquoise Mountain: Brian Blessed on Everest by Brian Blessed – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • The Turquoise Mountain: Brian Blessed on Everest
  • Brian Blessed
  • English
  • 04 September 2019
  • 0747510466

10 thoughts on “ The Turquoise Mountain: Brian Blessed on Everest

  1. Bradley says:

    Brian Blessed is not just the shouty bloke that gets on TV every now and then He is also the shouty bloke that goes up mountains every now and then.Thankfully there isto him than meets the ear and this book gives a fascinating glimpse of the man behind the voice Obviously a passionate fellow he dances to his own tune and isn t afraid to do so More power to his elbow for that.The book details his obsession with Mallory Irvine comes in a very distant second, as per usual and the Brian Blessed is not just the shouty bloke...

  2. GoldGato says:

    Brian Blessed is well known to U.K denizens, perhaps not so much in the States He is an actor who also happens to be a delighful storyteller For him, life seems to be an adventure, and he makes the most of it There are many books written about Mount Everest, but this one is unique, because the reader keeps pulling for Brian to make it to the top His travails in trying to set up the documentary about his expedition is well chronicled here, so but so is his actual climbing.His writing is Brian Blessed is well known to U.K denizens, perhaps not so much in the States He is an actor who also happens to be a delighful storyteller For him, life seems to be an adventure, and he makes the most of it There are many books written about Mount Ev...

  3. Richard says:

    Blessed s enthusiasm comes off the page and you can hear his booming voice telling the story It took time to get into the narrative as he does get stuck telling of the failure in getting things off the ...

  4. Andy says:

    The Great Blessed s first visit to the world s highest mountain Despite a revolution in Nepal, bureaucratic wrangles and violent stomach cramps, he made it to 25,400 feet, aged 53, without oxygen A thrilling and life affirming read.

  5. Julian Lewis says:

    An interesting story of Brian Blessed s expedition in the footsteps of Mallory and Irvine s ill fated attempt on the North face of Everest in 1924 Blessed is everything you would expect whether you like him or not, the fact he did this trip as far as he did speaks volumes about his mental and physical determination The preparation for the trip is interesting, particularly as he had the privilege of interview Capt John Noel, the last survivor of the original ill fated expedition As the trip An interesting story of Brian Blessed s expedition in the footsteps of Mallory and Irvine s ill fated attempt on the North face of Everest in 1924 Blessed is everything you would expect whether you like him or not, the fact he did this trip as far as he did speaks volumes about his mental and physical determination The preparation for the trip is interesting, particularly as he had the privilege of interview Capt John Noel, the last survivor of the original ill fated expedition As the trip progresses, there are various setbacks before the actual ascent begins Having climbed Kilimanjaro myself where my copy of this book has also been, though outside of walking and sleeping I had little time to read it while I was there , I am well aware of the physical and psychological effects of climbing at altitude and this book did a good job at relating those as well as highlighting just how muchof an effort it is to climb even higher above 20000 ft I was a...

  6. Iain says:

    Blessed s gift as a storyteller is tremendous and as an added bonus, when you read his books you cannot help but hear him crooning, whispering and bellowing his prose in to your face.The weird thing is that I found an archived copy of Gala...

  7. chucklesthescot says:

    This seemed to be a lotabout planning the expedition itself and getting there, and not enough about the climb I was a bit disappointed by this one Not the best mountain book I ve read.

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