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Everest: The Unfinished Adventure


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By Hugh Ruttledge

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Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1937, 1st UK Edition, corners bumped, boards worn and marks, 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 Ruttledge’s account of the 1936 British Expedition, which was the fifth official British Expedition, and comprised the largest team yet to attempt the mountain.  It included veterans of the 1933 Expedition Frank Smythe, Eric Shipton and Percy Wyn-Harris, but failed to reach the heights of that expedition, achieving only 7,130 metres (23,400 feet) in the face of an unexpected early monsoon which produced high winds, storms and waist-deep snow.  Includes two fold-out maps and a portfolio of black-and-white photographs.


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Weight1.55 kg