New Adventure Books From Matt Dickinson


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.

Everest Reading Challenge

Want to discover more about Everest and its people? We’re inviting schools around the country to take part in a unique reading adventure that will lift the lid on the hidden world of the Himalaya.

 The Everest Reading Challenge is open to all UK schools and is an engaging reading programme, designed to inspire enthusiasm for literature and develop pupils’ basic research skills. Centred on a fun, interactive learning process, the scheme can be tailored to compliment each school’s curriculum and learning objectives.

At the heart of the Challenge is The Everest Files. Inspired by Matt Dickinson’s own Everest experiences, the book interweaves a lively adventure story with eye-opening observations of the culture and lifestyles of 21st-century mountain communities. As pupils progress through the book, they customise their personal Everest Reading Challenge poster (provided by Vertebrate Publishing), which has been created to encourage an analytical and creative response to the text.

To conclude the Challenge, respected writer and filmmaker Matt Dickinson will visit participating schools to share the stories of his time on Everest and to talk about his work as an author. Matt will embark on his school tour during October and November of this year.

If you would like your school to be a part of the Challenge, or wish to find out more, email Vertebrate Publishing, or call 0114 267 9277.

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