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HIGH IN THE THIN COLD AIR Edmund Hillary and Desmond Doig 1962 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine [Not Signed]
By Hillary, Edmund and Desmond Doig
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New York, 1962, 1st edition. 258 pp, 88 b/w and color photos, mapped end papers. Grey cloth hardcover without dust jacket. Book has former owner's RSM on cover. Near Fine condition.

The first ascent of Ama Dablam and a serious attempt on Makalu. The US edition was published one year before the UK edition, plus the US edition has color photos and more photos than UK edition. Team members Barry Bishop, Mike Ward, Wally Ramones and Mike Gill made first ascent of Ama Dablam (6856m). Chipped DJ, Near Fine.

In this supremely exciting story of high ice and high adventure, the Master of Everest sets out on a two-part mission: (1) to find the Abominable Snowman and (2) to discover how ordinary men can survive a winter at dizzying altitudes. The story of the Himalayan Expedition led by Sir Edmund Hillary, sponsored by the World Book Encyclopedia.

In this supremely exciting story of high ice and high adventure, the Master of Everest sets out on a two-part mission: (1) to find the Abominable Snowman and (2) to discover how ordinary men can survive a winter at dizzying altitudes. Although the Himalayan people's belief in the existence of the mysterious Yeti, or Snowman, is unshakable, Hillary and his companions had great difficulty at first in finding anyone who claimed to have actually seen one.

Nevertheless they were able to collect three high-domed scalps and three skins - unwillingly lent by the natives -which were flown out to civilization for expert examination. In addition, they photographed a skeletal hand, alleged to be that of a Yeti. The Hillary party soon decided that they had the answer to the Snowman riddle.

Any idea that man can easily adjust to life and work at high altitudes was disproved by the murderous hardships which faced the expedition, the best equipped of its kind. In spite of the treacherous weather, one team climbed the 'unclimbable' Mount Ama Dablam. But, first Hillary, and then other members of his party were struck down by altitude induced illness. The assault on a second peak, Makalu, had to be abandoned only 400 feet from the top.

Hillary had wondered whether six months of living at 19,000 feet and above would enable his men to climb Makalu without oxygen-but it became dramatically clear that prolonged 'adjustment' saps vitality and lowers resistance.


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