Now in paperback: For decades the world has credited renowned explorer Sir Edmund Hillary with being the first person to reach the peak of Mount Everest. But was he? Evidence to the contrary arrives one day on the doorstep of Chris Elliott--an anonymous package that contains the diary of his Great Uncle Percy Brackett Elliott, an adventurer (and raving loony) who mysteriously disappeared decades ago while climbing Everest. The diary seems to indicate that Percy--not Hillary--was the first person to reach the peak. By retracing Percy's journey, Chris believes he will be able to uncover the mystery behind his disappearance and perhaps once and for all determine who was really the first person to summit Everest.
November 2007 : USA Hardback
November 2008 : USA Paperback
October 2007 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Into Hot Air: Mounting Mount Everest Another ""Novel"" by Chris Elliott
Author(s): Chris Elliott
Publisher: Weinstein Books
Availability: Amazon CA