EVEREST: the Challenge by YOUNGHUSBAND, Francis

EVEREST: the Challenge

London: Thomas Nelson, 1936. Second edition, revised, issued a few weeks after the first. With tipperd in slip at title stating "Second Edition. With a Special Account of the 1936 Expedition. Sir Francis Younghusband has written for this edition an entirely new account of the 1936 attempt on Everest, with a detailed discussion ofr the problems which the Expedition has to face." Green cloth, endpaper maps. pp (x), 243, [3] + plates; 3 small maps in text and end, Index. Spine a bit darkened with two dark spots, small ink gift inscription at front, VG clean and unworn jacketless copy otherwise. Newspaper clippings laid in. A book from the days when an ascent of Everest was fraught with peril (it was not successfully surmounted until 1953). The 1936 British expedition was a complete flop. These days you have to get in the queue to go to the top.; Octavo.

Book ID: 51714
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