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8470 metres (27,790 feet)   The highest Peak yet conquered by an entire team

By Jean Franco, Leader of the French Himalayan Expedition 1955

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Published by Johnathan Cape, London, 1957, 1st UK Edition, D/w, Nr. Fine.  The classic account of the first ascent of Makalu in 1955 when the French expedition, led by Franco, made the 1st, 2nd and 3rd ascents of the mountain over consecutive days, with Lionel Terray and Jean Couzy making the first ascent on May 15th. Considered one of the more difficult 8,000 metre peaks, Makalu is the fifth highest mountain in the world.


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Weight0.5 kg