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LE SKIEUR DE L'IMPOSSIBLE: VICTOIRE A SKI SUR L'HIMALAYA: 8068 M [THE SKIER OF THE IMPOSSIBLE: SKI VICTORY ON THE HIMALAYA: 8068 M] Sylvain Saudan 1983 Large Format Hardcover Fine
By Saudan, Sylvain
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Switzerland, Pierre-Marcel Favre, 1983. 128 pp, color photos. In French. Large format Hardcover. Pictorial cover, no DJ issued, book is Near Fine.

Saudan, assisted by his friend Pierre Macaigne, brings his adventures back to life with an admirable series of photos taken during the last expeditions. Three expeditions are described: Nun Kun at 7136=5m; Dhaulagiri at 8162 N; and success on Gasherbrum I or Hidden Peak, 8068 Meters.

Sylvain Saudan (born September 23, 1936 in Lausanne, Switzerland) is an extreme skier, dubbed "skier of the impossible." He is noted for skiing down large and steep mountains, including those in the Himalayas. In 2007 he survived a helicopter crash in Kashmir. He has the most difficult descents to his credit.

This is a large format hardcover and will require extra postage for Priority Mail or International Mail.
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