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eBook Invisible on Everest: Innovation and the Gear Makers download ISBN: 0970414358
Author: Mike Parsons,Mary B. Rose
Publisher: Dna Press (April 28, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 250
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Invisible on Everest: In. .has been added to your Cart. Mike Parsons has spent over 40 years in the outdoor equipment trade with an active and enthusiastic interest in all out-door activities including mountaineering, fell running, mountain biking, kayaking and skiing.

Invisible on Everest: In. His expertise in designing and developing lightweight hiking and mountaineering gear has inspired him to take a passionate interest in the history and development of adventure-sport equipment. Mary Rose is a history of business scholar at the Management School at Lancaster University, England. She is a keen and active mountain walker with a love of wild places.

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The so-called ‘death zone’ of Mount Everest is a liminal space; a change in weather could make the difference between a survivable mountaintop and a site where the human respiratory system cannot maintain basic biological functions. Predicting what would happen to the first human beings to climb that high was therefore literally a matter of life or death – here inaccurate models could kill.

Home Parsons, Mike;Rose, Mary B. Invisible on Everest . hardback book and dust jacket in near fine condition. Ask Seller a Question. Bibliographic Details. Title: Invisible on Everest: Innovations and the. Invisible on Everest: Innovations and the Gear Makers. ISBN 10: 0970414358, ISBN 13: 9780970414359. Bookseller Inventory 32896. Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, . Old City Pub Inc. Publication Date: 2003.

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Parsons, Mike . 1942-. Introduction The history of polar and snow travel Bivouacs by candlelight : equipping the Victorian and Edwardian mountaineer, 1850-1914 Broadening horizons : women's climbing dress in a hidden world Widening participation and the market place, 1890-1939 The origins of the climbing techniques and equipment The obsession with Everest, 1921-53 A golden age of innovation, 1960-1995. Personal Name: Rose, Mary B. Rubrics: Mountaineering Equipment and supplies History.

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Co-written by a professor of business management and a mountaineering equipment manurfacturer, this book uses the backdrop of the evolution of polar exploration and mountain climbing (beyond just Mt. Everest expeditions) to explore how innovation among equipment manufacturers helped change the face of outdoor sports. They also explore how the concerns of explorers fed back into innovation strategies by equipment providers, and they are further concerned with why some approaches to clothing or equipment are favored at different times and among different sporting populations and not others. Published in Association with Cheyne Books. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Excellent if looking for gear history. Quality of writing not excellent, but if looking for history of gear and not dynamic read this is a must for avid collectors. I have been an antique mountaineering collector for 20 years and have found this to be a good resource. Others include Victorian Mountaineers and A Picture History of Mountaineering.
I would like to be able give this book a higher review, since I enjoyed the early chapters, especially the section on women mountain climbers of the Victorian era.

It's clearly a work from a smaller publisher--I spotted many typesetting and editing errors, and the authors are often allowed to get bogged down in minutiae rather than effectively drawing out the main themes.

But the area where I am most disappointed is in the last section of the book, discussing post-WWII and post-Everest summit innovations. At this point, the text turns into a completely myopic discussion of a small number of UK companies, with particular focus on Karrimor, the co-author's own company. They mention that Karrimor struggled to keep up with innovations from US manufacturers such as welded aluminum frames, but you will not find any real information on the designers involved in making these things. In fact, the only time US outdoor gear gets much attention at all is in an earlier section describing rock climbing gear developed by climbers around Yosemite.

If you want to know how British class structures affected early mountaineering, or what kinds of tools Continental Europeans created to help them reach the peaks of the Alps, read this. If you were hoping to learn how we got from homemade wool sweaters to Patagonia fleece, or any recent US gearmaking history, you'll have to wait for someone else to write a survey history that goes outside the British scene.
Whether you are a world-class mountain climber, whose life is dependent on the gear you take on your next Himalayan expedition, or an arm-chair historian interested in the fascinating innovations that made the assent of Everest possible - this book is a must read.
Invisible On Everest blends tales of high adventure and tragedy with a thoroughly researched history of the innovations that made mountain climbing, and other adventure sports, a multi-million dollar industry.
Particularly fascinating are the chapters involving women's climbing apparel and widening middle-class participation of mountain climbing throughout the early part of the last century.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in climbing or in the history early cold-weather explorers and adventurers.
Invisible On Everest is an enjoyable read and a great reference guide to understanding the evolution of cold-weather and high-altitude survival gear. It is fascinating to discover how the right gear makes the difference between success and failure.