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VAINCRE LE GEANT: RUDY VAN SNICK SUR LE MOUNT EVEREST [FIGHT THE GIANT: RUDY VAN SNICK ON MOUNT EVEREST] Herman Detienne 1990 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By Detienne, Herman
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Belgium, 1990, 1st edition. 73 pp, color photos, mapped end papers. In French. Large format hardcover, no dust jacket issued. Near Fine condition.

This is a heavy, large format book. Extra postage will be requested for Priority Mail and International Mail.

On May 10, 1990, a Belgian mountaineer managed to reach the summit of Everest for the first time. At 6:30 a.m., Rudy Van Snick, a member of the Belgian Himalayan Club climbed to the top of the highest mountain in the world, at 8,848 meters above sea level.

The book will delight mountain enthusiasts with Van Snick's journey. And what a journey. Rudy Van Snick and his accomplice of all the Himalayan adventures, Herman Detienne, have condensed in these 74 quadrichrome pages eight years of fighting against the mountain, the climate, the administration, and the money.

The story of Rudy Van Snick actually started in 1982 with the attempt of his first 8,000 m peak. The success was such, says Rudy, that upon his return to base camp, the Everest idea was launched.

He and Detienne obtained permission from the Nepalese authorities, unfortunately, for the winter of 1988 - six years away. And in winter! A first failure in 1988 followed the death of a sherpa, then a second failure in 1989 during an American expedition. Van Snick was finally the first Belgian mountaineer on the summit of Mount Everest on May 10, 1990, accompanied by Rob Hall, Gary Ball and Peter Hillary. He subsequently climbed all other "Seven Summits," the highest mountain of every continent, over a period of less than six years. On December 23, 1995, a month before his fortieth birthday, he climbed the last mountain in line.

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