The Ascent of Everest

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Title:The Ascent of Everest


Author:John Hunt

Publisher:Hodder And Stoughton

Publish Year:1953

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Hard Back With Dust Jacket

Subject:Mountaineering / Climbing


Remarks:B&W and Colour Photographs, Appendices, Glossary and Index. Good.Poor dust jacket. Blue Cloth Boards. Dust jacket rubbed,soiled, foxed, stained and edgeworn, Printed price inked. The leaves are sunned, darkened and foxed at some places and slightly hinge shaken. Apart from this, the book is fine.


Size:152 x 228 mm


Price:USD 250.00

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  • This is the story of how, on 29th May, 1953, two men endowed without stamina and skill, inspired by an unflinching resolve, reached the top of Everest and came back unscathed to rejoin their comrades. It is a tale of sustained and tenacious endeavoured by many, over a long period of time. In this book one will find the full and detailed account of the climbing of the highest mountain in the world and the reasons for climbing it. It is the gayest, most entertaining and most readable book.

    John Hunt

    Hunt was an officer in the British and Indian armies in the 1930s, during which time he was able to undertake several climbing expeditions in the Himalaya. Following WWII (during which time Hunt served with considerable distinction, being awarded a DSO and being made a CBE before the war's end) Hunt's leadership skills, mountaineering background and knowledge of the Himalaya led to his selection as leader of the 1953 British Everest expedition. Following the success of the Everest expedition Hunt was knighted, and some years later was made a life peer, being gazetted as Baron Hunt.
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