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High In The Thin Cold Air


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By Edmund Hillary and Desmond Doig

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Published by Hodder and Stoughton, 1963, 1st UK Edition, D/w (slight nicks and wear at edges), Nr.Fine.   The Story of the Himalayan Scientific and Mountaineering Expedition 1960-61 (informally the ‘Silver Hut Expedition’).   The first half of the book, by Desmond Doig, the Expedition’s Press Correspondent and Linguist, tells of the search for the elusive Yeti and of what the expedition learned of the lives, customs and mythology of the Sherpa people. Edmund Hillary then relates how they built the ‘Silver Hut’, a pre-fabricated laboratory at 19,000 feet, where 9 doctors, physiologists and climbers spent the winter, how Michael Ward led a party of Mike Gill, Barry Bishop and Wally Romanes to make the first ascent of Ama Dablam, and how the expedition, bolstered by new climbers Leigh Ortenburger and John Harrison, made two unsuccessful attempts to climb Makalu without oxygen.


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Weight0.6 kg