BAND, George. Road to Rakaposhi. London, Hodder and Stoughton, .
Original cloth with dust-wrapper (price-clipped), map endpapers; pp. 192; wrappers a little rubbed, gift inscription to front edpapers; internally fine.
First edition. Attempt on Rakaposhi (7788m) by a British climber who was on the 1953 Everest expedition and who climbed Kanchenjunga with Joe Brown in 1955. The entire journey, including the overland voyage to Pakistan 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 on a high and difficult peak' (front flap blurb).