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The Vast Unknown


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America’s First Ascent of Everest   by Broughton Coburn

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Published by Crown Publishers N.Y., 2013, 1st US Edition, D/w, Fine.   Published to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the first successful American expedition to Everest in 1963. A very strong team led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, which included Jim Whittaker (who, with Nawang Gombu, became the first Amercian to climb Everest), and Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld (who made the first ascent of the West Ridge and descended by the South Col, thus completing the first traverse of Everest).


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Weight.65 kg