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The Assault on Mount Everest 1922


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By Brigadier-General C.G. Bruce and other members of the Expedition,      With an Introduction by Sir Francis Younghusband

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Published by Edward Arnold, London, 1924, Second Impression of the 1st Edition published in 1923 (in identical format), Rebound in cloth with gilt labelling on front cover and spine, Fine.    Charles Bruce (1866-1939) was a career soldier, rising to the rank of Brigadier-General, and veteran Himalayan mountaineer who was the leader of the British Mount Everest Expeditions in 1922 and 1924, though he relinquished his leadership to Edward Norton in 1924 due to illness. Previous Himalayan expeditions included to the Karakorum with Conway in 1892, to the Hindu Kush with Francis Younghusband in 1893, to attempt Nanga Parbat with Alfred Mummery and Norman Collie in 1895, and to the Nanda Devi group with Tom Longstaff in 1907 where the expedition was successful in making the first ascent of Trisul I (7,120 metres).  This volume is the official account of the second British Expedition to Mount Everest in 1922 and the first whose objective was to climb the mountain.  Three attempts were made on the mountain; the first without oxygen, where a new height record was established at 26,800 feet (8,200 m) ; the second with oxygen, used for the first time on Everest, where the record was broken again at 27,315 feet (8,326 metres); and the third and final attempt where 7 porters were killed in an avalanche, after which the expedition was abandoned.

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