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Five Miles High


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The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by Members of the First American Karakorum Expedition    by Robert H Bates and others

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Published by Robert Hale, 1940, 1st UK Edition, No D/w, cl a little dull and slight rubbing at edges, V.G.  The 1938 First American Expedition to K2 was the major pre-war expedition from the US and came very close to succeeding, reaching almost 27,000 feet. This account from Robert Bates, Charles Houston, William House and Richard Burdsall captures the remoteness and seriousness of K2, and paved the way for the successful Italian climb in 1954 by Compagnoni and Lacedelli.  One of the classics of American climbing literature.


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Weight.75 kg