First Edition. A copy with fine provenance, from the library of famed climber Eric Roberts. Illustrated with a frontispiece in colour and many plates of photographs in black and white. 8vo, publisher's original red cloth lettered on the spine in silver, in the dustjacket. 238 pp. The book is fine, very fresh and clean with only a little mellowing at the extremities, the jacket preserved completely though with some edge-wear or rubbing from use. FIRST EDITION WITH PROVENANCE. In June of 1958 one of the world's last great unclimbed mountains, the Himalayan Giant RAKAPOSHI (25,550 ft.) yielded at last to conquerors. They were the author, Mike Banks, a captain in the Royal Marines and Surgeon-Lieutenant Tom Patey of the Royal Navy. This is the story of Banks' two primary expeditions to the mountain, first in the British-American Karakoram Expedition of 1956 and again in the British-Pakistani Forces Himalayan Expedition of 1958. Rakaposhi has an uninterrupted vertical rise of approximately 19,685 feet, making it the tallest mountain on land when measured from the base to peak. Bookseller Inventory # 27741
Title: RAKAPOSHI Foreword by Field-Marshal Sir ...
Publisher: London Secker and Warburg 1959
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: 1st Edition
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