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One Man’s Adventure on the Ascent of Everest, 1953

By Wilfrid Noyce,    With a Foreword by Sir John Hunt

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Published by William Heinemann, London, 1954, 1st UK Edition, Insc, Bookplate, D/w (small nicks and a few tears), V.G.   Accomplished mountaineer, poet and writer Wilfrid Noyce (1917-1962) was a key climbing member of the successful 1953 British Mount Everest Expedition, with his climbing on the Lhotse face and opening the route to the South Col being the key to enabling Hillary and Tenzing to subsequently make the first ascent.  This is a unique and personal account, considered by many to be the best book about the Expedition, in which Noyce captures both the characters in the team and the nature of high altitude mountaineering and all its vicissitudes.  The book complements well Hunt’s official account of the Expedition.  Tragically, Noyce was killed in 1962 in a climbing accident in the Pamirs.

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Weight0.7 kg