This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Reinhold Messner - This person was a driven man who persevered in the face of exhaustion and fear.
Nena Holguin - This person was the only one to go with the author to the upper base camp.
George Mallory - This person died in an attempt to scale Mount Everest in 1924.
Andrew Irvine - This person was the artificial oxygen expert during the 1924 ill-fated attempt to scale Mount Everest.
N.E. Odell - This person participated in the British attempts on Everest in the 1920s.
General C.G. Bruce - This...
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