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A Taste of the Hills


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By Miles Smeeton

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Published by Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1961, 1st UK Edition, Insc, No D/w, V.G.   Autobiographical account of life in India before World War II by a British Army officer in a cavalry regiment, but including travels in the Balkans and the Middle East. Exploration and mountaineering features in a number of places, but specifically a section on a light-hearted attempt on Tirich Mir (7,708 metres), the highest peak in the Hindu Kush, with a team of porters that included Tenzing Norgay.


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