New Adventure Books From Matt Dickinson

A THRILLING JOURNEY TO THE DARK SIDE OF EVEREST

In the deepest Himalaya a story is spreading like wildfire. The story of an Everest expedition unlike any other. An expedition that ended with mysterious disappearances ... and death. This is the mystery that 18-year-old Ryan Hart sets out to solve.

What emerges is a shocking tale of lies, betrayal and obsession. 

All played out on the lethal slopes of the highest mountain in the world.

THE HIMALAYA

The Himalaya is the highest mountain range in the world. It includes nine of the world’s 15 tallest peaks, and 31 mountains over 7,600 metres.

The name Himalaya means ‘abode of the snow’. Only the Arctic and Antarctic have more snow and ice than the Himalaya and there are approximately 15 thousand glaciers in the range.

Three of the world’s major rivers – the Indus, the Yangtze and the Ganges originate in the Himalaya. It is thought that these rivers are older than the mountain range itself.

The Himalaya is one of the ‘youngest’ mountain ranges on Earth. It was formed by tectonic plates crashing India into Tibet. There is still a lot of activity in the area and the range is believed to be moving around 20 milimetres every year – which means that the Himalaya have a very high number of earthquakes and tremors.

The Himalaya stretches across six countries: Bhutan, Tibet, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan. The range covers 75% of Nepal.