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Everest The West Ridge


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By Thomas F. Hornbein, with an Introduction by William E. Siri

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Published by George Allen & Unwin, London, 1971, 2nd UK Edition (first published in Exhibit Format 1966), D/w (slight wear edges), Nr. Fine.  Account of the American Mount Everest Expedition 1963, led by Norman Dyhrenfurth which put the first American, Jim Whittaker, accompanied by Nawang Gombu Sherpa, on the summit of Everest.  This expedition also saw the epic first ascent of the West Ridge of the mountain by Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld, who then went on to descend via the South Col, hence also making the first traverse of Everest.


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