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Kamet Conquered


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By F.S. Smythe,    With a Foreword by Francis Younghusband

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Published by Victor Gollancz, London, 1932, 1st UK Edition, No D/w, slight foxing, slight wear on cloth, V.G.   The book tells the story of the first ascent of Kamet (7,756 metres), the second highest mountain in the Garhwal Himalaya after Nanda Devi, and recognised to be a very remote mountain, by the British Expedition of 1931.  The first ascent party included Frank Smythe (1900-1949, the leader of the Expedition and the author), Eric Shipton, R.L. Holdsworth and Lewa Sherpa. Kamet was the first summit over 25,000 ft (7,620 m) to be climbed, and was the highest summit reached until the first ascent of Nanda Devi five years later.  Illustrated with black-and-white photographs and a map.

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