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Doctor on Everest


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By Peter Steele

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Published by Hodder and Stoughton, 1972, 1st UK Edition, cloth a little damp stained, D/w (a little wrinkled due to damp, top edge a little frayed), G./V.G.   A medical and personal account of the 1971 International Everest Expedition by one of the two Expedition medical officers, Dr Peter Steele, who had to deal with a near-epidemic, a mass walk-out, and the death of a team member.  The unsuccessful expedition, which was attempting the unclimbed South-West face, struggled with bad weather, hostile news reports, and violent infighting.  This first-hand account is a human and revealing story about his companions as well as a chronology of the expedition.  Experienced climber Steele had already spent several years trekking and working in the Himalayas when he was invited to join Norman Dyhrenfurth’s expedition. Other climbers on the expedition included Dougal Haston, John Cleare, Don Whillans, Pierre Mazeaud, Gary Colliver, Naomi Uemura, Michel Vaucher, Carlo Mauri, Odd Elliason and Toni Hiebeler. 

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