Everest: 50 Years on Top of the World – The Official History: Band, George
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Everest: 50 Years on Top of the World – The Official History

Author(s): Band, George

Copyright: 2003, UK
Specifications: 1st, 4to, pp.256, map frontis, 143 color & 149 bw photos, 5 maps, chart, photo eps, appendices, pictorial cloth
Condition: signed Ed Webster, dj & cloth new

A sumptuous book, weighs over three pounds, by the youngest member of the 1953 Everest team. A complete history of Everest from the first reconnaissance expedition in 1921 through the first ascent. Also includes major achievements to the present time. There are even some previously unpublished photos! 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 and shortlisted for the 2003 Boardman-Tasker Award. See also Stephen Venables’ ‘Everest: Summit of Achievement’.

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