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THE MARCHING WIND [Amne Machin 6282m, 20,610'] Leonard Clark 1954 1st ed Hardcover DJ Very Good-Fine 2 copies available
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New York, Funk & Wagnalls, 1954, 1st edition. 368 pp, 32 ill, 5 maps. Clark set out in 1949 to see if Amne Machin was higher than Everest, based on reports of pilots flying ''the hump'' during WWII, and sacred to the wild tribesmen who lived in the unexplored lands at its base,. Original brown and tan cloth hardcover, dust jacket, Very Good-Fine. 

Climbing history (Wikipedia)

Amne Machin Peak (the highest point of the range) is located in Maqn County of Golog Prefecture. Its elevation is estimated to 6,282 metres (20,610 ft). It is ranked number 23 in height among the mountain peaks of China.

First ascent of Amne Machin I was in May 1981, a Japanese expedition. Amne Machin II, 1960, Beijing Institute of Geology expedition.

In 1960, a Chinese expedition climbed the mountain, but it was demonstrated in 1980 that this expedition climbed Amne Machin II (Roche's Chenrezig, 6,268 m, 7 km SSE from the highest summit.

In 1981, Amne Machin I (Dradullunshog) was reached near-simultaneously by three groups, each of which had been led to believe they were the first and only ones to obtain a permit from the Chinese government. A Japanese expedition approached the summit from the south and put Giichiro Watanabe, Yoshio Yamamoto and Katsumi Miyake on top on May 22, 1981, and five other expedition members 3 days later.

Within three weeks, the American climbers Galen Rowell, Harold Knutsen and Kim Schmitz made an Alpine-style ascent over the East ridge of the NE summit to reach the main summit on June 9. They did not see any evidence of an earlier ascent.

The very next day Siegfried Hupfauer, Hans Gaschbauer, Franz Lmmerhofer, Gerhard Schmatz and Peter Vogler of an Austro-German expedition reached the summit as well. They had followed the Japanese route and the 3000 feet of fixed rope they encountered en route convinced them that the Japanese had been the first to summit. The mountain remained busy that summer, as Kim Schmitz returned to the summit with two Canadian clients on June 12, another Japanese party summited in August, and in September an Australian team climbed the impressive NE face and descended over the 6 km long unclimbed NNE ridge.



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