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The Everest Files

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Nominated for the Cilip Carnegie Medal 2015

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 eighteen-year-old Ryan Hart sets out to solve.

Ryan is on a gap year adventure, working for a medical charity in Nepal. When a local girl begs him to investigate why her sixteen-year-old friend Kami never came back from Everest, Ryan cannot resist the challenge.

A solo journey takes Ryan deep into the mountains where his detective work finally pays off. 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.

Little by little Ryan is falling under Everest’s deadly spell.

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Matt Dickinson is an award-winning writer and film maker with a passion for climbing and adventure. During his film making career he has worked as a director/cameraman for National Geographic television, Discovery Channel, the BBC and Channel 4. His film projects have taken him to Antarctica, Africa and the Himalayas, often in the company of the world’s leading climbers and expeditioners. His most notable film success was ‘Summit Fever’ in which Matt reached the summit of Everest via the treacherous North Face. His book The Death Zone tells the true story of that ascent and has become a bestseller in many different countries. Matt continues to climb and explore and in January 2013 he summitted Mount Aconcagua, which, at 6,965 metres, is the highest peak in the world outside the Himalayas. Currently he is planning an ascent of Mount Denali in Alaska, one of the ‘Seven Summits’.

Recently Matt has started writing fiction for teenage readers. His debut thriller series Mortal Chaos was well received by critics and readers alike. To celebrate the launch of The Everest Files Matt will be touring the UK, speaking at schools and colleges and inspiring a new generation of adventurers!

Matt is currently Patron of Reading at the Sidney Stringer Academy in Coventry.

If you would like an author visit from Matt Dickinson for your school please get in touch via The Everest Files website at:

  • Title: The Everest Files
  • Series Title: The Everest Files (Book 1)
  • Author: Matt Dickinson
  • Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-906148-92-8
  • Rights: Worldwide
  • Publication date: 10 March 2014
  • Edition: First
  • Size: 129mm x 198mm
  • Extent: 320pp
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Weight: 250g
  • Retail price: £6.99

Also available as an ebook:

  • Imprint: Vertebrate Digital
  • ISBN: 978-1-906148-93-5
  • Publication date: 10 March 2014
  • Price: £6.99

Matt Dickinson, who made a successful ascent of Everest's perilous North Face in 1996, has followed up his excellent Mortal Chaos YA trilogy with the first of what will be a trio of thrillers set in Nepal. The Everest Files, a gripping and touching story, is a fine start.
- Martin Chilton, four-star review in The Telegraph. See the full review here.

The book received a glowing endorsement from Brian Blessed. See what he said here.

Positive reviews and coverage have also appeared on leading websites, including ReadingZone, LoveReading4Kids, Turn2page1 and the Did you ever stop to think...? blog.

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