Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir: Mumm, A. L.
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Five Months in the Himalaya: A Record of Mountain Travel in Garhwal and Kashmir

Author(s): Mumm, A. L.

Copyright: 1909, Arnold, London
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp xv, 263, photogravure frontis w/ tissue guard, 23 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 4 fldg panoramas, 47 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, teg, uncut, dark blue cloth
Condition: rebound in red leather/buckram, spine lettering faint, front cover off, rear hinge taped, Field bookplate, NY Public Library stamp on fep, title page, some internal pages & maps, one map separated along fold lines, good

Mumm was a London publisher who liked to travel and climb. He was with Freshfield in the Ruwenzori (1905) and on Longstaff’s expedition to Trisul (1907). This is the account of the Trisul expedition and, although he did not reach the summit, he did bring along oxygen, the first use for high-altitude climbing. He later made the first ascent of Mumm Peak, in the Canadian Rockies, and became a member of the American Alpine Club. He is most noted for his compilation of the three-volume ‘Alpine Club Register’. This book is beautifully illustrated with the smaller photos being pasted in. A classic. Neate 179.

Field, William O. (1904 – 1994) – A noted glaciologist, who wrote extensively on Alaskan glaciers, he worked for the American Geographical Society as head of the Department of Exploration and Research, was an AAC Honorary Member, and cofounder of the Harvard Mountaineer Club. Field studied over 200 glaciers and wrote ‘Mountain Glaciers of the Northern Hemisphere’ (1975). Osgood Peak, Alberta (3063m), of which he made the first ascent in 1925, is named after him, as well as Field Glacier.

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