Title:Everest: The West Ridge
Author:Thomas F. Hornbein
Cover:Hard Back With Dust Jacket
Subject:Mountaineering / Climbing
Remarks:B&W Illustrations and Colour Photographs and Chronology. As New. Dust jacket slightly rubbed, price clipped, Otherwise the book is just like new.
Size:160 x 236 mm
In 1963, Jim Whittaker became the first American to summit Everest via the South Col route. Roughly two weeks after Whittaker's achievement, Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld, fellow American mountaineers on the same expedition, became the first climbers ever to summit the world's highest peak via the dangerous and forbidding West Ridge- a route on which only a handful of climbers have since succeeded.