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AFTER EVEREST 1977 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary
By Norgay, Tenzing told to Malcolm Barnes
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London, George Allen & Unwin, First Edition, 1977. 184 pp. b/w and color photos. Green hardcover with dust jacket. Fine condition.

The second autobiography of the Sherpa climber who accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary on his 1953 expedition to the Everest summit. Born in Tibet around 1914 Tenzing quickly realized his ambition to reach the summit of Everest and was a part of 3 British expeditions in the 1930's, and on the 1952 Swiss expedition came within 1000 feet of the summit with Raymond Lambert.

By 1953 he had probably spent more time on Everest than any other human being. In this book Tenzing talks about his life and sudden celebrity after the Everest climb and his travels around the world. As field director of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute for over 20 years he helped train many future climbers. He was married 3 times and became a resident of India with a house in Darjeeling. He had 3 sons, one of whom reached the summit of Everest in 1996. Tenzing Norgay died in 1986. The book has many illustrations of the author on his travels, in the mountains, the medals he was awarded, his family and much more.

SIGNED on the front end paper by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary
Books signed by both climbers are very scarce.

I (Michael Chessler) believe Tenzing's Signature to be the most important of any twentieth century climber. He was the soul of the 1953 expedition, and from the details revealed in the recent biography by Ed Douglas, Tenzing, Hero Of Everest, the British team would probably never have summited if Tenzing had not been there, and it was not just because of his climbing.
 

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