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Mountaineering and Polar

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Mountaineering and Polar

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Kingdoms of Experience - Everest, The Unclimbed Ridge, Greig, Andrew
1 Kingdoms of Experience - Everest, The Unclimbed Ridge
Greig, Andrew. Hutchinson, London, 1986. first edition, Hardback, tall 8vo dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 249pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Tight and solid, pages clean and unmarked. Spine and boards clean. Maybe just a suspicion of faint pinpoint foxing to top of block. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally, top of flaps a little curled. Account of the 1985 Duff expedition to the fearsome North-East Ridge of Everest, on which the author was present. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Everest, Duff, mountain, 1985. 4399

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Rimo - Mountain on the Silk Road, Hillary, Peter
2 Rimo - Mountain on the Silk Road
Hillary, Peter. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1988. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 176pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. No obvious imperfections or evidence of handling. Dustwrapper is clean, with no shelfwear or evidence of handling. Son of Sir Edmund, Peter Hillary here gives his account of an epic 1986 expedition to Mount Rimo in the Eastern Karakoram. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Karakoram, Rimo, Hillary. 5201

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No Place for Men, Mulgrew, Peter
3 No Place for Men
Mulgrew, Peter. Nicholas Vane, London, 1965. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 199pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper (now protected) has price clipped from front flap. Light shelfwear and evidence of handling. A harrowing yet inspirational account by a member of Hillary's 1960 expedition to climb Makalu mountain whose terrible frostbite prevented his reaching the summit and cost him his feet and many fingers. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Hillary, Makalu, Hilalaya, frostbite. 5200

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SOS - The Story behind the Army expedition to Borneo's 'Death Valley', Neill, Lieutenant-Colonel Robert ;   Foster, Major Ron
4 SOS - The Story behind the Army expedition to Borneo's 'Death Valley'
Neill, Lieutenant-Colonel Robert ; Foster, Major Ron. Century, London, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 266pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Inscribed by authors. Signed and inscribed by authors on title, also further 1999 inscription by Foster opposite. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections, Dustwrapper (now protected) has some gummy residue on front visible in certain light. Has been handled but no shelfwear. Thrillng narrative of an ill-fated army expedition and remarkable rescue. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Army, Borneo, rescue. 5782

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Himalayan Holiday - A Trans-Himalayan Diary, Young, Peter
5 Himalayan Holiday - A Trans-Himalayan Diary
Young, Peter. Herbert Jenkins, London, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 108pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Good. Book undated, but described as a (post-) wartime production so c.1947? Spine and boards lightly faded at edges, foxing to block edges, fold-out map of Kashmir at end is intact but creased. Dustwrapper (now protected) has general chipping and shelfwear to edges, also grubby from handling. An RAF officer's account of a shikar trek in Kashmir. Catalogue: Polar / Mountaineering. Keywords: Himalaya, Kashmir, shikar. 5206

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