Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition: Bates, Robert H., et al
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Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition

Author(s): Bates, Robert H., et al

Copyright: 1939, Dodd, Mead, US
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 381, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, fldg chart, appendices, map eps, red cloth
Condition: w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, signed Charles Houston, cloth spine lightened, couple spots to cover, vg

This is the classic story of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2. This small team made a tremendous attempt on the mountain and nearly reached the summit, paving the way for subsequent expeditions. An important and scarce work in the original edition.

Ad Carter (1914-1995) was a mountaineer, language teacher, editor of the American Alpine Journal, and member of the Harvard Five; which included Bob Bates, Charles Houston, Terris Moore, and Brad Washburn. Ad went on a number of expeditions including attempts on Mt. Crillon (1932, 1933) with Bates, Houston and Washburn, the National Geographic Society Expedition to SW Yukon (1935) with Bates and Washburn, Ojos del Salado, Chile (1956) with Bates, and Mt Russell (1966) with Bates.

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