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TO KISS HIGH HEAVEN: THE EPIC STORY OF EIGHT YOUNG MEN ON NANDA DEVI J.J. Languepin 1956 1st UK edition DJ Fine
By Languepin, J.J.
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London, 1956, 1st edition. 199 pp, 9 photos. IN ENGLISH. A French expedition attempted the second ascent of Nanda Devi in 1951. Two of the members disappeared while on a traverse to Nanda Devi East; no trace was ever found.

This hardcover is in Fine condition.  This book is scarce, especially in nice condition. Bookplate of previous owner on inside of front cover. The red color on the spine of the DJ is faded, otherwise in Fine condition.  

Nanda Devi has two peaks, Nanda Devi and Nanda Devi East. This expedition was the first attempt to traverse the ridge between the peaks. The French team had hoped to climb Nanda Devi and then traverse the jagged and corniced ridge across to Nanda Devi East, which is more than two miles long and continually above 23,000. Two climbers, Roger Duplat, the team leader, and Gilbert Vignes, approached the summit of Nanda Devi, but were never seen again after clouds and wind moved in.

Tenzing Norgay was in a support team on this expedition. In a valiant rescue effort, Tenzing and climber Louis Dubost made an alpine-style ascent of the East summit to search for the climbers, but to no avail. Some years later people would ask Tenzing what was the most difficult climb he ever took part in, expecting him to say Everest, but he would surprise them by saying Nanda Devi East. 

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