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Everest : The Unclimbed Ridge

Everest : The Unclimbed Ridge

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Everest : The Unclimbed Ridge

by Bonington, Chris; & Charles Clarke

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Very Good condition/Very Good dust jacket
ISBN 10
039301875X
ISBN 13
9780393018752
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New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1984. Very Good condition in a Very Good dust jacket. 7" wide by 9.75" tall. A bright, shiny, clean, square copy. Sharp corners. The Dust Jacket is NOT price clipped (24.95). NO chips. No tears. NO owner's name or bookplate. NO remainder mark. Pages are clean. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, many in full-color. Endpaper maps. Appendix has biographies of Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker. Diary of Events. Select Bibliography. Index. Bound in the original black cloth, lettered in shiny silver on the spine. From the Dust Jacket: "On May 17, 1982, Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker were last seen climbing toward the summit of Everett on an unclimbed ridge at over 800 metres. Two of Britain's leading mountaineers, each with an international reputation, they had climbed the West Wall of Changabang in 1976, Kangchenjunga, third highest summit in the world, and Kongur, in the west of China, among many of their exploits in a revolutionary decade of mountaineering. Boardman and Tasker were part of a six-member team who set out for Everest's last unclimbed ridge without oxygen. While we shall never know the last tragic moments of the expedition's final assault, this book records the team's progress to the once Forbidden City of Lhasa, across Tibet and to the unknown North East Ridge. Told by Chris Bonington, the leader of the expedition, and Charles Clarke the doctor; it tells of a close-knit team who lost cherished friends. Redolent in climbing history, honest and sometimes stark in its imagery, it lends a glimpse, through the eyes of the team's survivors, of the enigma of why anyone should leave home for the Goddess Mother of the World.". First American Edition (so stated). Hardcover. Very Good condition/Very Good dust jacket. 132pp. + 60 pages of color plates. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
Everest : The Unclimbed Ridge
Author
Bonington, Chris; & Charles Clarke
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good condition
Jacket Condition
Very Good dust jacket
Edition
First American Edition (so stated)
ISBN 10
039301875X
ISBN 13
9780393018752
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1984
Keywords
Mountain Climbing
Bookseller catalogs
Mountain Climbing / Mountaineering / Rock Climbing;
Size
132pp. + 60 pages of color plates

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