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Abode of Snow


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A History of Himalayan Exploration and Mountaineering.

By Kenneth Mason

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Published by E.P. Dutton, New York, 1955, 1st US Edition, D/w, Fine.   Kenneth Mason’s classic work, written at the very beginning of what would become known as the golden age of Himalayan mountaineering.  Neate notes this book as “the most authoritative one volume reference source on the historical and geographical history of the entire Himalayan range, with a remarkably comprehensive history of Himalayan exploration”. The journeys of great Himalayan explorers figure prominently and Mason covers all the classic expeditions, including the British on Everest, Americans and Italians on K2, and the disastrous German attempts on Nanga Parbat. The book ends in 1953 with the first ascents of Everest and Nanga Parbat.

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