Road to Rakaposhi
Road to Rakaposhi

BAND, George. Road to Rakaposhi.

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BAND, George Road to Rakaposhi. London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1955].

Original boards with dust-wrapper, map endpapers; pp. 192; light discolouration to head and tail of boards, wrappers with a few repairs at margins; apart from very light offsetting from endpapers, internally fine.
First edition, signed by the author on front fly-leaf. An attempt on Rakaposhi (7788m) by a British climber who had been on the 1953 Everest expedition and who climbed Kanchenjunga with Joe Brown in 1955. The entire journey, including the overland voyage to Pakistan through Turkey, Syria Iraq and Iran is told in a lively manner. Eric Shipton described the Cambridge Mountaineering Club's expedition as 'a fine example of what can be achived by a privately conducted expedition ona high and difficult peak' (front flap blurb).
Neate B33.

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