Book Bandits: Everest Book One: The Contest by Gordon Korman
Four kids. One mountain. They come from all across America to be the youngest kid ever to climb Everest. But only one will reach the top first. The competition is fierce. The preparation is intense. The challenge is breathtaking. When the final four reach the higher peaks, disaster strikes—and all that separates the living from the dead is chance, bravery, and action. Book Bandits is a monthly book club open to students in grades 3-5.