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Annapurna South Face.

by Chris Bonington

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New York, NY McGraw-Hill , 1971. Hardcover First Edition, so stated. First Edition, so stated. Very Good+ in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ show indications of very careful use. Book shows just a touch of wear to extremities, but a little heavier at the heel of the backstrip, which actually shows slightly loss due to rubbing wear; faint thumbing and soiling to the ourside edges; the binding remains square and secure; the text clean. DJ shows only modest wear to the extremities; very mild rubbing; faint soiling to the white background field at the lower rear face; the price has not been clipped; mylar-protected. Overall, remains structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a little reading and shelving wear and with a clean text in a lightly worn DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Large 8vo. 334pp. Fold-out Map of the Ascent course at the rear free endpaper. Hardback with DJ. In 1970, Chris Bonington and his now-legendary team of mountaineers were the first climbers to tackle a big wall at extreme altitude. Their target was the south face of Nepal's Annapurna: 12,000 feet of steep rock and ice leading to a 26,454 foot summit. As serious armchair climbers will tell you, Annapurna South Face is better than all but a handful of equally gripping classics. One could also argue that all that has happened in the big mountains in the past 30 years has come out of this expedition and out of this book. Bonington and his team - most of whom subsequently died in the mountains - represented a kind of "greatest generation" of modern mountaineers. They pioneered a new, bolder approach to high altitude climbing, and this book is about how they hit the big time.


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