ALI, Aamir [editor]. For Hills to Climb. The Doon School Contribution to Mountaineering: The Early Years.

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ALI, Aamir [editor]. For Hills to Climb. The Doon School Contribution to Mountaineering: The Early Years. [New Delhi], The Doon School Old Boys' Society, [2001].

8vo. Original boards with illustrated dust-wrapper; pp. xxvi, 441, map endpapers, sketch maps, plates after photographs, a very good copy.
Very rare first edition. 'There is a strange mystique that is attached to high mountain ranges and in some alchemical sense, a part of it rubs off on those who venture therein. Proof of that mystique is found on several pages of For Hills To Climb where even teenaged schoolboys find themselves consciously transformed by their Himalayan surroundings. This compilation of Doon School outings and serious expeditions from 1935 to 1965 — marking the Age of Innocence in the Indian Himalaya - is remarkable for displaying both the idealism that inspired masters and pupils alike and the toughness that saw them through their adventures' (contemporary review of the book in The Tribune, India).

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