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DAMON HIMALAYA: BERICHT DER INTERNATIONALEN KARAKORAM EXPEDITION 1934 [DEMON HIMALAYA: REPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL KARAKORAM EXPEDITION 1934. Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth 1935 1st ed Very Good
By Dyhrenfurth, Günter Oskar, Gustav Diessl, Hettie Dyhrenfurth, Hans Ertl, Andrè Roch und Hans Winzeler
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Basel, 1935, 1st edition. 110 pp, 123 photos. In German. A description of the G.O. Dyhrenfurth led International Himalayan Expedition 1934 ('I.H.E. 1934') and the Baltoro area (Karakoram). Particular attention has been paid to thorough and versatile bring truly unique main peak of Baltoro area for display (Foreword G.O. Dyhrenfurth). The expedition reach the to time the first and only summit conquests large Berge ( 'Seven thousand') in Karakorum: Together with Albert Höcht succeeded Hans Ertl the first ascent of Sia Kangri I (Queen Mary Peak, 7422 m) on August 12, 1934; the eastern summit of Baltoro Kangri (Gold Throne, 7260 m) was climbed for the first time by J. Belaieff, P. and A. Ghiglione Roch. Part of the expedition team went on the march back the monastery Lamayuru Ladakh in the west. The photographic images - mostly of G.O. Dyhrenfurth and Vittorio Sella - are of excellent quality. As part of the 'I.H.E. 1934' the film 'The demon of the Himalaya' was shot (film camera among others Hans Ertl). [Yakushi D201.] Original green cloth hardcover, no DJ, Near Fine.

He led the International Himalaya Expedition (IHE) 1930 to Kangchenjunga, and another one, IHE 1934, to the Baltoro Glacier region in the Gasherbrum Group. This expedition made the first ascent of and some of its sub-peaks and provided detailed information about the accessibility of Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum 2.  The first ascent of Gasherbrum I in 1958 was accomplished via the route proposed by Dyhrenfurth following the so-called IHE-spur and the SE-ridge . Dyrenfurth was an very influential alpinist, expedition leader and chronicler of mountaineering. His Norman G. Dyhrenfurth was also a mountaineer and became an important expedition leader and film maker.


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