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The Scottish Himalayan Expedition


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By W. H. Murray

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Published by J.M. Dent, London, 1951, 1st UK Edition, slight foxing top edge of book, Insc by Geoff Milburn, D/w, Nr.Fine.   The account of the small private expedition in 1950 to the Garhwal Himalaya by Bill Murray, Tom Weir, Douglas Scott and Tom MacKinnon.  Though three famous mountains in the area had already been climbed, namely Trisul, Kamet and Nanda Devi, there were scores of unclimbed 20,000 foot peaks to choose from.  The party travelled light and covered 450 miles of mountainous travel, attempted nine mountains and climbed five, with their main achievements being the first ascent of Uja Tirche (20,350 feet), near the Tibetan border, and the forcing of the Girthi Gorge, linking two of the great trade routes of Central Asia. A fine record of this exploratory trip which included an attempt on Panch Chuli.

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