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KANCHENJUNGA CHALLENGE Paul Bauer 1955 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Bauer, Paul
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London, 1955, 1st UK edition. 202 pp (plus 6 pp publisher's advertisements), 12 b/w photos, end paper maps. Original black cloth hardcover with chipped dust jacket with faded spine, book is fine. Near Fine.

An account of two unsuccessful German expeditions to Kanchenjunga [Kangchenjunga] in 1929 and 1931. A third expedition in 1936 made the first ascent of Siniolchu, near Kangchenjunga. This post-war German book may have been published to capture the newly aroused interest in reading about mountaineering, after Annapurna and Ascent of Everest, just as after Krakauer's Into Thin Air there was a flurry of mountaineering books about expeditions that may not have found an audience in less aroused times. There is also a chapter on climbing in the Alps of Bavaria, and in the Caucasus. 


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