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Everest 1933


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By Hugh Ruttledge     With a Foreword by Sir Francis Younghusband

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Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1934, Reprint October 1934 of 1st Edition October 1934, some foxing prelims and edges, Insc (on title page), corners bumped, No D/w, V.G.    Hugh Ruttledge (1884-1961) was an English mountaineer who was the leader of two expeditions to Mount Everest in 1933 and 1936.  This is the official account of the 1933 British Expedition, led by Ruttledge, and the first since the tragic 1924 Expedition which saw the loss of Mallory and Irvine.  Three members of the team, firstly Lawrence Wager and Percy Wyn-Harris and later Frank Smythe, came close to success, reaching a height of 8,580 metres (28,150 feet).  Other members of the expedition included Eric Shipton, Jack Longland and Raymond Greene and the team included no-one who had been on the 1924 Expedition.  On this expedition an ice axe, believed to have been Sandy Irvine’s, was found by Wyn-Harris below the First Step.

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