Book Description

First edition. 8vo. pp. xix, 187; coloured and b & w photo. illusts., 2 sketch maps, 5 diagrams; slight spotting to fore-edge, bookplate of Gerald Franklin, else VG in original cloth, d.-w., which is browned. Signed by expedition member George Band to title, and with a loosely inserted sheet of Kangchenjunga Expedition 1955 letterhead signed by expedition members Cluff, Band, Streather, Mather, Jackson, Evans, Mackinnon and Brown.
Dealer Notes
Neate E27; Yakushi E115a; Perret 1535; Classics in the Literature of Mountaineering 58. Considered to be the most difficult to climb of the Himalayan peaks, Kangchenjunga was finally scaled by a British team led by the author in 1955, when Joe Brown and George Band reached the summit - though, in deference to the local belief that the summit was the home of a god the pair did not set foot on the actual summit (hence the book’s subtitle, The Untrodden Peak).
Author Evans, Charles.
Date [1956]
Binding Original cloth in d.-w.
Publisher London: Hodder & Stoughton
Condition See description
Pages pp. xix, 187

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