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MORE THAN MOUNTAINS [HIMALAYA] John Jackson 1955 1st ed Hardcover DJ Very Good-Fine
By Jackson, John
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London, 1955, 1st edition. 213 pp, 29 illustrations. Peaks include Nilakantha, Somamarg and Kanchenjunga in 1955, plus Yeti hunting on the 1954 Abominable Snowman expedition. Hardcover; dust jacket chipped, book Fine.  

Jackson started climbing on the Yorkshire Moors, and later moved to the Lake District and Scotland. His experience as a first-class rock climber was crucial to becoming Instructor and later Chief Instructor at the RAF Mountaineering Centre at Sonamarg in Kashmir.

1944 Chief Instructor at the R.A.F. Mountain Training Centre, Kashmir Himalaya
1952 Member of the British N.W. Garhwal Expedition Central Himalaya
1953 First reserve on the first ascent of Chomolungma (Mount Everest) (pre-monsoon), and was involved with all initial training including climbing in North Wales with oxygen tanks. Jackson was a full member of the post monsoon expedition; however, as the first expedition summited, the post-monsoon expedition was cancelled. Further related information can be found in the Pen-y-Gwryd article.
1954 Was the mountaineering leader of the Daily Mail Abominable Snowman Expedition (Yeti), where the first trek from Everest to Kangchenjunga was completed.
Everest Reunion 1963 Pen-y-Gwryd

1955 Published his first book, More than Mountains.
1955 Member of the team to first climb Kangchenjunga (28,208 ft), he reached and set up camp five (out of six) with Tom Mackinon.
1957 October 28. Two years as Chief Instructor at Plas y Brenin, John Disley having resigned after only a short period, working for The Central Council of Physical Recreation (CCPR).

Early 1960 was a Senior member of Sir John Hunt's expedition to North East Greenland, Staunings Alps. A mixed group of mountaineers and scientists but also (and a credit to the expedition) were 18 Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award winners. Jackson was a big proponent of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
1960 He became the second Director/Warden of Plas y Brenin for a further sixteen years.
1963 Member of Trans-Pindus Expedition, Greece Leader John Hunt

1970s Published Safety on Mountains for the CCPR in the very early 1970s, which reached its 8th reprint by 1972 (18p).
1976 'The Himachal Expedition': with his wife Eileen, he made a nine-month overland journey from Anglesey, Wales to Nepal and back, some 18,000 miles, in a specially strengthened camper van. En route, they gathered a wealth of photographic narrative, used in educational lecture tours in later life and indeed still used today as reference material by many periodicals.
1978 Became the first Director of the then named Plas y Deri, later to become Plas Menai Water Sports Centre near Caernarfon for the 'Sports Council of Wales'. Again he vigorously took to the lecture circuit indirectly marketing the centre. During this time he developed many new ideas above and beyond his purview.

1981 Leader of the Gorphwysfa Expedition to S.E. Garhwal Nanda Devi/Trisul area, made ascent of Bethartoli Himal South c. 21,000 ft.
1987 Leader of Canadian Kashmir Himalaya Expedition. Climbed Kolahoi and researched Mini-Ice-Age in the area.
1990 Ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro, East Africa and ascent of Point Lenana on Mount Kenya
2000 At the age of eighty led the Markha Valley Trek/ascent of Stok Kangri 20,100 ft, Ladakh

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