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NANDU JAYAL AND INDIAN MOUNTAINEERING Major Narendra Dhar Jayal and others [1961] DJ Fine
By Jayal, Major Narendra Dhar (and others)
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Published by College of Military Engineering, Dapodi, India. First Edition. Undated [1961]. 134 pp, 5 photos. A selection of articles Jayal wrote, along with others written by those who climbed with him, published as a tribute to Jayal. Neate J022:

Jayal visited the Alps and participated in a number of Himalayan climbs from 1946 onwards. In 1954 he became the first principal of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. He died of Pulmonary Oedema on Cho Oyu.
Original cloth hardcover, rust with black lettering on front cover. Pictorial dust jacket with metallic gold on top third. Some rubbing, creasing and edgewear on DJ; book is Fine. Very rare.

From the preface: 'Major Narendra Dhar Jayal 'Nandu' to all his many friends died of pulmonary oedema on Cho-Oyu in 1958. Very early in life as a boy at the Doon School he made his mark as a mountaineer and when he died seventeen years later he was unquestionably the most experienced and skillful climber among Indian amateurs.'



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