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NINE ATOP EVEREST: STORY OF THE INDIAN ASCENT M.S. Kohli 1969 1st ed DJ Near Fine
By Kohli, M.S.
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New Delhi, 1969, 1st edition. 384 pp, many photos, maps, ills, sketches. Account of the first Indian ascent of Everest by four successful teams. Nine climbers reached the top, including Nawang Gombu's 2nd Everest ascent. Book and DJ are Near Fine.  

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Preface. Introduction. 1. They have done it. 2. The offer. 3. Rathong. 4. Preparations. 5. Jaynagar. 6. On the March. 7. Thyangboche. 8. Ice-fall. 9. Western Cwm. 10. Lhotse face. 11. South Col Part I. 12. South Col Part II. 13. Forced rest. 14. The summit. 15. Summit again. 16. The hat trick. 17. Drama below. 18. The grand Slam. 19. Farewell. Appendices: 1. Diary of events. 2. Who's who. Index.

'In this book Capt. M.S. Kohli, the leader of the expedition, gives a first-hand account of the spectacular climb. It is the story of how the team took on the formidable task, from the birth of the idea and organising the expedition to battling the impossible odds on the treacherous slopes of the Himalaya, and leading to the unbelievable climax of four successive teams reaching the summit. 'The book exudes an air of intense excitement and a sense of challenge that characterised the whole expedition. It is a story of superb mountaineering skills, admirable team work and rare indomitable courage.' (jacket) [M.S. Kohli is the preminent Indian mountaineer.]


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