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The Everest Files

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Shortlisted for the Trinity Schools Book Award 2016

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.

Available as an ebook:

Kindle (Amazon U.K site)
Kindle (Amazon U.S site)

Film clips from Matt's latest expedition to Mount Everest are now available on Youtube.

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: UK & Commonwealth (English language)
  • Publication date: 10 March 2014 (Reprinted 2015 and 2016)
  • Edition: First
  • Size: 198mm x 129mm
  • Extent: 320pp
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Weight: 230g
  • 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.

A terrific book. It brings the mountain to life for young readers in a fresh and wonderful way. I urge all lovers of adventure to read it!
- Brian BlessedWatch Brian's appearance at the launch of The Everest Files here.

'I absolutely adored learning all about Kami’s trek to Everest, and he was a thoroughly enjoyable character to read about. As he got to know his new team members, so did we, and not all of them were to be trusted or had the right intentions, and it left me on edge throughout each chapter. I also loved the insight it gave into the lives of Sherpas, especially young ones, and how dangerous their work on expeditions can be.'
Queen of Teen Fiction

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