BONINGTON, Christian. Annapurna South Face.

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BONINGTON, Christian. Annapurna South Face. London, Cassell, [1971].

8vo. Original cloth in dust-jacket; pp. x, 334; coloured illustrations from photographs, 2 sketch maps, one folding photographic plate of route; a very good copy.
First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author in April 1971, thanking one Kay for help and hard work. Bonington's own account of the successful ascent of Annapurna - first climbed by Maurice Herzog in 1950 - via the treacherous South Face. Bonington also recounts the death of Ian Clough, killed by an avalanche during the last stages of the descent.
Neate B127; Yakushi B212a.