Read The Everest Files by Matt Dickinson Online


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.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....

Title : The Everest Files
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 9781906148928
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 313 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

The Everest Files Reviews

  • Om Manghani
    2019-03-04 11:15

    Wow. I truly loved, and savored this book, and I literally could not put it down. Matt Dickinson really had an amazing way of storytelling, which included not just the success, but the many, many problems that happened along the way. Without those problems, I would still be addicted to the book, because I love mountains, but I guess that the book would not be as good. I could talk about the book for days, but I want to talk about what I feel is the main point of the story. I feel this moral is that is that no matter who you are, and what your duties may be, you sometimes have to think about what you feel is right. If Kami was a bit more forceful with Mr. Brennan, and less amiable at times, he may have even summited. Even if he didn't, he would not have been put through the trauma that he had to deal with days and days later. As I said, I can talk for days, but an amazing and life changing read.

  • Jason
    2019-03-19 12:16

    The Everest Files was a little slow to start, but once Kami began his trek up Everest, I was hooked. Dickinson masterfully built a complicated web of conflict and moral dilemma that kept me glued until the end. Looking forward to his visit at my school this week!

  • Suzy Howard
    2019-03-23 14:23

    When reading a book I take the time to become immersed in the story; I let myself 'get into' the book, almost as if I am a character.The story starts with Ryan who, on a gap year working for a charity in Nepal meets Shreeya, who is heartbroken over the disappearance of Kami who disappeared during an expedition on Everest.For me, the main part of the story is told through Kami’s eyes, and this is a subtle and heart-warming tale that grips you with every sentence.I have never climbed a mountain, yet after finishing reading this novel, I recounted the highs and lows of the whole experience, and each page was turned to find out what Kami would do next, or how he dealt with each situation. You physically will him on, and that you are part of the team, as you want him to succeed. The storyline highlights the dangers of scaling a mountain, and the writer really gets across the idea that the higher Kami climbs, the more developed in life he becomes, and how fragile life really is. This mirrors the development of a teenager through puberty; the introduction of different situations that one might encounter as one matures definitely gives the ideas of morals and right and wrong, some of the situations allowing the reader to ponder over the decisions that could be made.The characters are well constructed and are believable. The storyline is clearly thought out and develops at a good pace, which I feel is essential to keep a person reading on through to the end, and the author has managed this perfectly in my opinion.Although this is a book aimed at teenagers, I feel that it also has plenty of appeal to adults; this is shown through the harrowing, yet perfectly accurate details of previous climbers attempts to climb the mountain, and the uncovering of their grisly demise as Kami battles towards the top.Read through the gripping account of Kami and the account of a Sherpa’s life and his battles of morality whilst trying to battle his feelings and grasp true love. This is a read that you will not be disappointed with.

  • Bob A.
    2019-03-24 09:02

    As a reader I've been focussing on mountaineering books almost exclusively for the last 35 years. The big bulk of books dealing with the history of exploration, with mountaineering, climbing and expeditions to faraway places are works of non-fiction. So, as a reader, I'm always happy to hear about a new book of mountaineering fiction, as it gives me some time off from my day to day focus on, what at times can be very serious, climbing matters.Matt Dickinson obviously knows what he's talking about when it comes to climbing, having summited Everest amongst other peaks. In this story he displays an even greater talent; perfectly describing mountaineering activities while at the same time avoiding the trap of using technical climbing vernacular ad infinitum. This is a great advantage as the story remains understandable even for non-climbers. However, this tale isn't "just" about mountaineering; it's the start of an adventure in Nepal where the main characters of the book merely happen to be climbers or family related to people who make an income from expeditions.I'll do my best to avoid including spoilers here, but the picture painted in this book is about an adventure set in a beautiful country against the backdrop of some of the world's highest mountains. There's a mystery and a challenge to solve it. The young man who takes up the gauntlet sets off to a far-away place in a remote valley to get to the bottom of this. The way the story flows is a remarkably well-written tale of exciting adventures making this book one that is hard to put down. I understand this is just the first part of what is to become a trilogy, and in all honesty I can't wait to get onto the couch with the next book.Rating; 5 stars out of 5.

  • Mükerrem
    2019-03-20 11:05

    Matt Dickinson used his own experiences and threw in some creativity. So here is the "The Everest Files". This is a nice book that you won't be able to drop after you read the first 100 pages. Yes. 100. This is flaw #1. The book starts off really slow, and you need to read a lot before you have some action and excitement. And flaw #2 is pretty much the same flaw pretty much every teen-age book has. It is not something new. Something revolutionary. Of course, events change, characters change, setting changes, the story changes, but there isn't something that makes this book stand apart from other teen-age books. Don't get me wrong, the book is awesome, the story is really nice and the language is pretty easy to understand, without compromises. But there are also lots of great stories out there, such as the Percy Jackson series, or the Ranger's Apprentice Series, or the Brotherband Chronicles. Mortal Chaos in the other hand, is much different than other books, with an exceptional storyline. So it comes down to the reader. Again. I gave this book 4 stars, because of the 2 flaws, and one is not a big problem. I really liked the book, and I recommend this book.

  • Carlos
    2019-02-26 10:15

    The Everest Files by Matt Dickinson, the intriguing first book of it's trilogy, is a well written, action packed book. A very engaging book and hard to turn down.(Spoiler Alert)The first part of the book is told from the perspective of Ryan Hart, an 18 year old boy, as a volunteer worker for a medical charity in Nepal. The beginning of the book is dedicated solely towards Ryan's trip, how he finds Shreeya, a Nepali girl, and how he begins his quest to find Kami, Shreeya's long lost friend.The next part would be where Kami's story unfolds. This part of the story is told from the perspective of Kami when he was 16. Kami finally gets the chance to climb Everest, and undoubtedly takes it. From then on the book intensifies and gets more suspenseful.Even though I loved this book, I wouldn't recommend it to slow paced readers. The reason behind this is because some readers cannot leave a book, and that would be frustrating for a slow paced reader. If you are a patient, slow paced reader then that would definitely help the situation. Aside from that, it's a book that many audiences would love, including me. This book is a must.

  • Rohin
    2019-03-08 16:00

    This book was on my to-read list for a while and was purely through recommendation. I really enjoyed the way Matt Dickson writes about a thing he enjoys (mountaineering) in a way that is interesting to the reader. There are many big ideas, but this book mainly goes into courage, adventure, family and friendship. I also really liked the way Matt shows the different characters views on the major ideas. A highly recommended read!

  • Sarah
    2019-02-28 16:04

    Ryan is in Nepal as part of his gap year, working for a medical charity and helping to deliver supplies to small Nepalese communities. When he is asked to investigate the disappearance of a young Sherpa boy Ryan finds himself unable to resist the mystery but what he uncovers is a web of lies and deceit like nothing he could ever have imagined.Matt Dickinson is brilliant at writing adventure stories that will have you gripped from the first page. I loved Mortal Chaos so jumped at the chance of reading the first book in his new trilogy and The Everest Files is a fantastic start to that series. I have never had any ambitions of climbing Everest (I'm much more of an armchair adventurer!) but I loved going on this journey with Ryan and getting to know more about Shreeya and her missing friend Kami. You can tell that the author has personal experience of climbing Everest, he paints a vivid picture of Nepal and you'll feel like you're climbing the mountain alongside Kami.Kami is so proud when he is chosen as one of the Sherpas to help carry equipment for the the expedition of a wealthy American politician. The money he makes from just one trip will be enough to allow him to start a life with his childhood sweetheart Shreeya but it means so much more to him than that. He always dreamed of one day reaching the summit of Everest and this is his chance to do that. He had absolutely no idea quite how dangerous the journey would be though. I don't know a great deal about climbing so I was a little nervous that I might get confused by the details of the different equipment used and how it all worked but I needn't have worried because the author manages to bring it to life in a way that is very easy to understand. I actually enjoyed learning more about the process of climbing a mountain but I was most interested in the emotional effects the journey had on Kami and the rest of the team and that was what really held my interest in the story.I don't want to say too much more because I would hate to accidentally give a spoiler so I'll just say that I was very surprised by the direction things took. I was completely invested in Kami's story and along with Shreeya I was desperate to know what had happened to him. I'll confess that I wasn't so interested in what was happening to Ryan, particularly at the beginning of the book, but once he'd started investigating Kami's disappearance I was totally hooked. This is the first book in a trilogy so it will be interesting to see what happens to Ryan next, I believe that we have reached the end of Kami and Shreeya's journey but Ryan seems determined to have his own adventure and I'll definitely be picking up the next book to see where that takes him.

  • Anne
    2019-02-22 16:01

    Assumed this book would appeal to readers of 13+ looking at the cover and reading the blurb about its gap-year student working in the Himalayas. As I have Matt returning to my school to talk to Y7&8 I was pleased to find it a most accessible and exciting read for that year group. As with his Mortal Chaos series, Matt's strength is to par down a story and drive it with the plot. Yes,there are a few implausible moments and characters are rather 2D but that is what helps drive the story along at such a pace. There is much more description and characterisation in the Everest Files, simple and unsophisticated - perfect for adventure seeking 11 and 12 year olds. The main character turns out to be the Sherpa Kami, who is only just 16 and through his hair raising adventures working for the image conscious and power hungry American, Alex Brennan we learn what an ascent of Everest really entails. I couldn't put the book down and I think youngsters will learn a lot about facing life's hardships and moral quandaries from Kami, Shreeya and Ryan

  • KatieBookQueen
    2019-03-11 14:07

    A young adult novel set on the slopes of Mount Everest, that’s not something I come across every day. And that’s exactly why I wanted to read it. Being an avid reader of everything YA, I do find a lot of books sharing the same themes and cliché moments, and for that reason I am always on the lookout for something to take me by surprise, for something completely different to anything I’ve read before. The Everest Files definitely provided me with something new.When I started reading, I was under the impression that this first book in the trilogy would follow Ryan, the character we first meet on his plane journey to volunteer in Nepal, but I was wrong. This is very much Kami’s story, the young Sherpa who gets tangled up in a web of deceit on an Everest expedition that aims to get a high-profile American politician to the summit. Whilst providing medicines to remote locations in Nepal, Ryan meets Shreeya, who tells him about Kami vanishing on the expedition. He promises to search for Kami and return the truth to Shreeya once and for all. When Ryan finally finds who he is looking for after days of difficult journeying, Kami finally gets to tell his story. 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. The setting for this novel was wonderfully epic from start to finish. Not only are we treated to a rich variety of characters, but we get the chance to learn about the terrain that they work on. It was very interesting to see the responsibilities each individual held on the mountain, and how quickly situations can change. Kami’s journey certainly had a lot of tense and uneasy moments. I loved how the story had the ability to always keep me guessing as to what was going to happen next, and the ending was spectacularly surprising. Now that I’ve learned Kami’s story, I am definitely interested to learn more about Ryan, especially since the ending of the book hinted at him becoming reeled in by the challenge of Everest. I’m highly anticipating another epic mountain adventure.

  • LH Johnson
    2019-03-11 12:10

    I really like what Matt Dickinson does. I think he's in the process of carving out a sort of modern Hardy Boys / Biggles esque niche; a sort of very 'boys own' adventure style reinterpreted for the modern era. I had a lot of time for Mortal Chaos, and so I was more than happy to accept a review copy of the start of his new series - The Everest Files.Whilst on his gap year in Nepal, working with a local medical charity, Ryan ends up talking with a local girl. This is Shreeya and she asks Ryan to find out what happened to her friend Kami. Kami's story, once Ryan discovers it, takes place on the unbearably dramatic slopes of Everest. The thing about Dickinson is that he does what he does very well, and I think in a way I was waiting for him to get there. I could have done without the framing story of Ryan, though I think that will pay off in the sequel. It's when we get to the story of Shreeya and Kami that this book starts to properly get going. And when it gets going, it gets going brilliantly. There is such truth about Dickinson's adventure writing and it's thick with tension and honesty. I really love it but it took such a long time for me and the story to get there. The other issue I had about this is a stylistic tic that pops up quite often in the text. It's the habit of having the odd sentence in italics.For dramatic effectI don't think this is necessary at all, and it's something that I'd welcome being dropped in reprints and the sequels. Dickinson's writing is strong enough without this sort of panicky emphasis, and it does prove distracting.So, how to sum The Everest Files? Problematic, but good. Honestly so. Dickinson writes Everest with love and with respect and with fear, at times, and that's a heady combination to read and it's one that will keep me coming back to it and to him. And it's something I understood in the final moments of the story, and I think it's something that I understood when I finished; Everest casts a spell. It cast a spell on Ryan, on Shreeya and on Kami. It's something you can't deny, once you've been caught in it. And that's a beautiful, terrifying story in itself and one that Dickinson comes very close to capturing.

  • Ella Watson
    2019-03-05 12:23

    This book was a great read, not what I expected in terms of plot at all!The story is highly emotive, intriguing and fast pace. I enjoyed the factual element of it. Dickinson certainly doesn't hold back when portraying the harsh reality of Everest and the horrors that may be encountered there. The honest way in which he writes makes it clear that he has experienced it all first hand.The emotional and tragic story at the centre of the plot is well written and the innocence of the characters really helps to embroil the reader in the story.Will definitely be reading the second in the series!

  • Anne-Marie
    2019-03-08 16:22

    Suggested grade L-A2Eighteen year old Ryan is on a gap year. He is working for a medical charity in Nepal under the imposing gaze of Everest. While delivering supplies to a village, Shreeya, a local girl, approaches him and asks him to help her find her friend, Kami. He was a Sherpa on an Everest expedition who mysteriously disappeared. Some say he is alive and some say he is dead. Intrigued, Ryan takes on the challenge and soon discovers the hypnotic power of Everest and the lengths people are willing to go to in pursuit of this deadly mountain.This was a thoroughly enjoyable and easy read so why only 4 out of 5? Probably I'm being a little harsh, but I thought that while I absolutely loved the story, it wasn't a work of literary genius. That being said, I would wholeheartedly recommend it to both male and female young adults.

  • Azio
    2019-03-15 11:17

    Everest is a mysterious place in addition to stories of an expedition that led to disappearances and death. Ryan Hart, an eighteen year old on a gap year adventure in Nepal, is determined to solve this mystery after a Nepalese girl, Shreeya, asked him to find her friend Kami who was on that expedition. Will he be able to find Kami? If you want to know, read this spectacular book!Matt Dickinson did an amazing job writing this book, he used a mix of his experience of climbing Everest and a bit of his creativity. Although the start was slow, but it started to get more exciting when the truth about Everest is finally revealed. My favorite part is how Matt Dickinson described Everest with all of its beauty and dangers.

  • Aneely
    2019-02-22 13:03

    Initially I was sceptical about how this book would 'land'. So many things about the plot could make it a dud! Every page, however, surprised and delighted me. The pace was great, didn't want to put it down... I felt a real connection for the 2 young teens, navigating their way through a tricky relationship, getting a good insight into the culture of the Nepalese, spiritual beliefs and every day life for people living beneath of of the most majestic places on earth. I could imagine this book being read by teens seeking adventure/action and much as those who like a dollop of crime. Highly recommended

  • Andy Weston
    2019-03-13 11:09

    The standard of Young Adult novels is extremely high at the moment. The push to get this age group reading more is working, and certainly I read a fair few of them. The YA age group is 13+ I would say, depending on the young adult. This book is aimed at that age group, but although the subject matter is interesting the story is for the lower age range of that gap. The story of a young Nepalese Sherpa on Everest doesn't have enough to it to appeal to older readers.

  • Ginni Brinkley
    2019-03-01 09:12

    I liked this. I like mountain books, I've read a few (touching the void next in that genre I think), I enjoyed Matt Dickinson's account of his trip up Everest with Brian Blessed (Brian Blessed! Who'da thunk it!), so I snaffled this 99p kindle bargain up. Well, it's Matt's fault that I was really tired at work today, I got into this YA story of Sherpa Kami and his climb with a not very nice US politico. Looking forward to the next one.

  • Bethany
    2019-03-05 10:59

    A really gritty read. Mr Dickinson's writing style is very engaging and this book is perfect for both those with an interest in climbing or Everest but also those with no prior knowledge. After meeting him in person and hearing about his own experience climbing Everest it is clear how the occurrences in the novel are directly linked to reality. This made the read refreshing but also very powerful.I'm looking forward to the next books in the series.

  • Steve
    2019-02-24 10:26

    Picked up randomly at the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival. Enjoyed the read, but as with a lot of fiction teh ending is a little contrived, although I didn't particularly see it coming. The technique of changing narrator worried me for a bit but it was fine in the end. Some characterisation a little hard to take too, but will certainly gives others in this series a go.

  • D.J.
    2019-03-17 15:14

    A gap year journey turns into a search for a friend of a friend. Once the missing person is found he has a wild tale to tell, and one which my 12 year old thought was 'really interesting'. I personally found the font size too small to read comfortably, and would like to request bigger font please for your readers with older eyes!

  • GingerOrange
    2019-03-06 13:26

    This was such a fascinating and interesting read. The plot was nicely planned out and this was the first book I've ever read about Everest so I undoubtedly found this fascinating.It was good although the writing style was only okay. I think I'd prefer more description but as this is a young adult book, it was quite good too

  • Tom McLaughlin
    2019-03-15 12:21

    This was thoughtful book that, showed an example of how people treat there underlings. The politician who climbed Everest only cared about making it to the top and would do anything to get there. Even risking his support team's life.

  • Ben Hall
    2019-03-17 14:27

    An interesting adventure novel based in the Himalayan mountains. The sad truth is that fact will always be more exciting than fiction, but the story gives a clear insight into the lives of those associated with an attempt of Everest.

  • Andrea Holck
    2019-03-03 13:00

    Very excited to meet Matt Dickinson at RC next week! This book is a lot of fun. Park adventure sport, part mystery, and part love story. It's a great young adult book with a lot of heart. Looking forward to the next installment of the Everest Files triology.

  • Alison
    2019-02-22 12:12

    Diabolical editing.

  • Niki
    2019-03-03 13:15

    I liked this book and it was good but at times I was a bit bored.

  • Lesley
    2019-03-02 13:16

    So the writing isn't very good, there's no way around that, but the story's compelling. Kept me turning pages long after I should have gone to bed!

  • Tricia
    2019-02-25 12:27

    Wasn't really the sort of book I would normally pick up - but so glad I did it was a great read