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THE SOCIAL CLIMBERS Chris Darwin and John Amy 1992 1st UK ed Pbk. VG-Fine. 2 copies available
By Darwin, Chris and John Amy
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Edinburgh, UK, Mainstream, 1992. First UK edition. 256 pp, sketch maps, 47 color photographs, some full page.

When this book was published I (Michael Chessler) met the author at the London Book Fair. He was parading around in a top hat and tails, and sneakers and jeans, advertising this book. I knew right away he was a bit buggers. I asked him if he was related to Charles Darwin, much to my amazement he said yes! He was a great great great great grandson!
 
Led by Chris Darwin, nine inspired amateurs, including a 62-year-old grandfather, set off for Peru to create a bizarre visual joke: the world's highest dinner party. Only two had any mountaineering experience, yet they chose to host the dinner on the summit of Peru's highest and most unpronounceable mountain (Chopicalqui, Huascaran or was it Pisco?) at 6769 metres.

They had been warned about terrorism, blizzards, avalanches, frostbite and altitude sickness. But no one could have predicted the real hardships they would face: loss of libido, a documentary crew let by an obsessed German philosopher, an absurd love triangle and chronic flatulence: nor could they have foreseen the litany of injuries and disasters that would befall the expedition: malaria, bronchitis, giardia, piles, a ripped shoulder, cracked ribs, hypothermia, pregnancy and a frozen bottle of red wine.

Paperback with illustrated cover, Very Good to Fine.

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