Kamet Conquered
Kamet Conquered

SMYTHE, F.S. Kamet Conquered.

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SMYTHE, F.S. Kamet Conquered. London, Victor Gollancz, 1932.

8vo. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt; pp. xvi, 420; 59 black and white photographic plates and 2 full page maps, one folding map at the end; apart from light spotting to edges, a very good and clean copy.
First edition. The trek organised by Smythe was one of the most important European climbing expeditions of the day. Mount Kamet had defied attempts on her summit since 1855, and the conquest in 1931 was a land-mark in Mountaineering. In this volume Smythe relates the compulsive tale of his victorious assault on the 25,447 feet peak, and the subsequent exploration of the source of the Ganges.
Neate 729, Yakushi (3rd ed.) S623a

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