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GRAHAM HOYLAND

Ben KaneIn 1993, Graham Hoyland became the 15th Englishman to climb Everest having become obsessed by the mountain and the myth of what happened to Mallory and Irvine. It was his evidence that led to the discovery of Mallory’s body and it will be his evidence that may lead to the discovery of Sandy Irvine’s.


Last Hours on Everest is the most detailed reconstruction of what happened after the two English climbing legends left the camp on that fateful day. Combining personal experience, the physical evidence found on the mountain and an insight into the hearts and minds of the two climbers, Graham Hoyland produces the most compelling description of what actually happened on that day and the answer to that most intriguing of questions – did they actually climb Everest?

His Walking Through Spring was published to critical acclaim by Collins in 2016. His Yeti, on the myths and mythologies of this fabled beast, will be published by William Collins in 2018.


For more information see: www.grahamhoyland.com

LATEST BOOK: YETI - AN ABOMINABLE HISTORY
Tim FitzhighamWhat leads mankind to believe in monsters? What happens when we meet the brutal creatures of our nightmares?

Tales of the Himalayan yeti have been recorded for centuries. This huge, ape-like, hairy creature has tantalised explorers, mountaineers and locals with curious footprints and elusive appearances. But until recently, no one has been able to identify what this mythical creature might be, or even determine if it is real.

On an expedition to the remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, Graham Hoyland found and filmed footprints of the mythical yeti in a part of the country that has never before been visited by Western explorers. In a lost valley near the unclimbed mountain Gangkar Punsum, Hoyland believes he was stalked by the mysterious yeti, a beast so unspeakably powerful that locals say it can kill a yak with one savage blow of its fist.

As he delves into the fascinating history of this ancient legend, Hoyland hears tales of the yeti from Sherpas who have tried and failed to track it. He explores the literary hinterland behind the legend and searches for the yeti’s American cousin Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster and her African relative Mokèlé-Mbèmbé. From the dubious, mystical pseudo-science of the Nazis in the 1930s to our current era of ‘post-truth’ and ‘fake news’, Hoyland examines the age-old cultural phenomena that have shaped our collective consciousness and fueled a belief in the existence of these monstrous creatures.


BIBLIOGRAPHY: Yeti - An Abominable History (Collins, 2018); Walking Through Spring, (Collins, 2015); The Last Hours on Everest, (Collins, 2013).

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