Everest: Summit of Achievement: Venables, Stephen
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Everest: Summit of Achievement

Author(s): Venables, Stephen

Copyright: 2003, UK
Specifications: 1st, oversize 4to, pp.252, photo frontis, 103 color & 197 bw photos, 11 maps (1 color), photo eps, blue cloth
Condition: signed Ed Webster, dj top edge lightly pulled, else dj & cloth new

A massive work, weighing over five pounds, done to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the first ascent of Everest. This is beautifully illustrated with many never-before-published photos. It presents the initial early surveys, to the reconnaissance expeditions, all the early attempts, and thru the first ascent in 1953. Also lists all ascentionists through 2002. This is one of two large-format books done to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first ascent of Everest. Awarded a Special Mention at the 2003 Banff Mountain Book Festival. See also George Band’s ‘Everest: 50 Years on Top of the World’.

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