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LA CONQUISTA DEL K2: SECONDA CIMA DEL MONDO [Ascent of K2] Ardito Desio 1st Italian Edition Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Desio, Ardito
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Milano, 1957, 1st edition. 256 pp, 44 photos, maps. In Italian. The official account of the first ascent of K2.  Hardcover Near Fine. DJ is Near Fine but appears to have been trimmed at the edges to eliminate wear and minor chipping.

The 1954 Italian Karakoram expedition succeeded in making the first ascent of K2 via the Abruzzi Spur on 31 July 1954. The expedition was led by Ardito Desio, and the two climbers who reached the summit were Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni. 
 
From the dust jacket of the UK edition: 'From conception to thrilling climax, each stage of the adventure is vividly described--economic and political difficulties to be overcome, topographical and meteorological surveys, careful study and choice of equipment, and selection and training of the climbing party. The author, a professor of geology in Italy, has led other climbing expeditions. A meticulous account of a climb by the expedition leader, who is part scientist, part general, part poet and part mountain climber.' One of the most important books on Karakoram mountaineering. 
 
 

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