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KARAKORAM: EXPEDITION FRANCAISE A L'HIMALAYA 1936 [HIMALAYAN ASSAULT: THE FRENCH HIMALAYAN EXPEDITION 1936] Jean Escarra 2nd ed DJ VG
By Escarra, Jean, and Henry De Segogne, Louis Neltner, Jean Charingnon
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Paris, Flammarion, copyright 1938. (Possibly 1951, 2nd French edition.) 173 pp, 15 plates. (Fewer pages than 1937 edition.) In French. Color dust jacket with illustration is in Very Good condition with worn edges - especially back cover - and some foxing. Book is Very Good condition.

This expedition was one of the earliest to attempt an 8000 meter Peak, Hidden Peak or Gasherbrum I, in the Karakoram in Pakistan, later ascended by Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening, two Americans. Other than Everest, few expeditions attempted 8000 meter peaks before WWII. This book was only printed in paperback in France.

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