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The Ascent of Everest


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By John Hunt, with a Foreword by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

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Published by Hodder & Stoughton, 1953, 1st UK Edition, Damp stains to rear board, D/w (some nicks and wear at edges, damp stained and wrinkled at rear of wrapper), Good.   Tipped in letter from Lord Hunt (1910-1998) – RGS notepaper but from his Henley address, to Geoff Milburn (climber, author and previous owner of this volume), dated 1st November 1994 about the BMC Anniversary book, and simply signed ‘John’.   The official account of the first ascent of Everest by Hillary and Tenzing on the British Mount Everest Expedition 1953, led by John Hunt, and the first book written about the climb, with the final assault section written by Hillary.


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Weight0.9 kg