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The Ascent of Everest

The Ascent of Everest

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The Ascent of Everest

by HUNT, John

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1953 SIGNED 1ed Ascent of EVEREST by John Hunt Himalayas Hillary Mountaineering

"The Ascent of Everest" is a fascinating account written by John Hunt, the leader of the British expedition that successfully climbed Mount Everest in 1953. The book chronicles the journey of the expedition, including the preparation, the challenges faced during the climb, and the triumph of reaching the summit. The book also provides insights into the culture and traditions of the Sherpas, the indigenous people of the region. It is considered a classic of mountaineering literature and a groundbreaking achievement in the history of mountaineering.

This highly desirable first edition is complete with original dust jacket and is signed on the title page by author, Sir John Hunt! George Band was the youngest climber on the 1953 British expedition to Mount Everest.

Item number: #30906

Price: $750

HUNT, John

The Ascent of Everest

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1953. First Edition. First Printing.


· Collation: Complete

o xx, 299, [1]

o Heavily illustrated throughout

· Provenance:

o Author's Signature – John Hunt

o Bookplate – Martin John Kerrick, 1953

· Language: English

· Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure

o Blue cloth

o Original dust jacket

· Size: ~9in X 6in (22.5cm x 15cm)

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From the book: 'This is the story of how, on 29 May, 1953, two men, both endowed with outstanding stamina and skill, reached the top of Everest and came back unscathed to rejoin their comrades. 'Yet this will not be the whole story, for the ascent of Everest was not the work of one day, nor even of those few anxious, unforgettable weeks in which we prepared and climbed this summer. It is, in fact, a tale of sustained and tenacious endeavour by many, over a long period of time.'


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