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L'EXPEDITION FRANCAISE A L'HIMALAYA 1936 [THE FRENCH HIMALAYAN EXPEDITION 1936] Jean Escarra 1937 1st ed. Wrappers Near Fine
By Escarra, Jean; Henry De Segogne, Neltner, Charignon, Ichac, Arlaud, Azemar, Gache, Allain. Preface by M. le Marechal Franchet d'Esperey
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Paris, 1937, 1st French edition. 261 pp, many photos and maps. In French. Edited by the Organizing Committee of the French Himalayan Expedition Photo of Gasherbrum I on book cover. Many pages uncut - it was never read. Paper cover a little soiled, scuffs. Near Fine or Fine.

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.





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