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CLIMBING THE FISH'S TAIL [Machapuchare, 7000m] Wilfrid Noyce 1958 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Noyce, Wilfrid
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London, 1958, 1st edition. 150 pp, 25 b/w and one color illustrations. Blue cloth hardcover with gilt titles on spine. lightly chipped dust jacket, book is fine. Together they are Near Fine.

British first ascent of Machapuchare in 1957. Account of the five-man Himlayan expediton of 1957 to climb Machapuchare, Nepalese for the Fish's Tail, a 22,958 peak in Nepal which the author described as the most difficult and spectacular mountain that he had been on.

Noyce and a companion managed to climb within 100 - 150 feet of the summit before a blinding snowstorm combined with high polished ice to thwart their final ascent.   

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