Everest: The West Ridge: Hornbein, Thomas F.
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Everest: The West Ridge

Author(s): Hornbein, Thomas F.

Copyright: 1965, Sierra Club, SF
Specifications: 1st ed, 1st prtg, lg 4to, pp.201, color frontis, 88 color photos, map, dec eps, gold dec tan cloth
Condition: signed Tom Hornbein, Norman Dyhrenfurth, Nawang Gombu, Lute Jerstad, & Jim Whittaker, dj w/ 1” taped tear back, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ frontis loose, else fine

The 1963 expedition, led by Dyhrenfurth, placed the first Americans on the summit and made the first traverse - up the West Ridge and down the South Col route. A mountaineering milestone. This is the true first edition and an absolutely lovely, large-format, book with glossy photos. Selected by National Geographic Adventure as one of the 100 Best Adventure Books of All Time. Copies signed by four of the six summiters, together with Dyhrenfurth, are rare.

Neate H112, SB H24, Yak H240.

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