Several books have been published relating to the Himalayan Database and Elizabeth Hawley.
Several scientific articles and research papers have been published using data from the Himalayan Database. Some of these are listed below and are directly available from this web site or via links to the publishers' web sites. ($$$) indicates a publisher access charge for the paper.
- Andrew M. Luks, Medication Use Among Mount Everest Climbers: Practice and Attitudes, High Altitude Medicine & Biology, 2016 ($$$)
- Emily A. Largent, Is it ethical to hire sherpas when climbing Mount Everest?, British Medical Journal, 20 August 2014
- Stephan Weinbruch, Fatalities in High Altitude Mountaineering, High Altitude Medicine & Biology, 2013 ($$$)
- Edward K. Cheng, Is High-Altitude Mountaineering Russian Roulette?, Journal of Quantitative Analysis, 2013 ($$$)
- David A. Savage & Benno Torgler, The Times They Are a Changin’:
The effect of institutions on behavior, cooperation, emotional
attachment and sentiment at 26,000ft, CREMA, 2013
- John L. Westhoff, et al., Effects of experience and commercialisation on survival in Himalayan mountaineering, British Medical Journal, 13 June 2012
- Paul G. Firth, et al., Mortality on Mount Everest, 1921-2006, British Medical Journal, 11 December 2008
- Raymond B. Huey, et al., Effects of Age and Gender on Success and Death of Mountaineers on Mount Everest, Biology Letters, 2 October 2007
- Raymond B. Huey, et al., Success and Death on Mount Everest, American Alpine Journal, 2003
- Xavier Eguskitza, et al., Supplemental Oxygen and Mountaineering Deaths, American Alpine Journal, 2000
Elizabeth Hawley Seasonal Stories
The PDF file below contains the seasonal summaries written by Elizabeth Hawley from 1985 to 2014 about the major events of each climbing season that were distributed to journals, magazines and newspapers.
Tibetan Mountaineering Biographies
The PDF file below contains biographies for many of the Tibetan climbers that are from earlier Chinese expeditions, the Tibetan 14x8000 teams led by Samdrup, the Olympic Torch expedition, and the Tibet Mountaineering School in Lhasa.
This is a work in progress. We hope that expedition leaders to Everest and Cho Oyu can supplement this with updated information and photos for the Tibetan assistants that are employed by their teams. Items marked in red are in particular need of further review.