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THE BOLIVIAN ANDES: A RECORD OF CLIMBING AND EXPLORATION IN THE CORDILLERA REAL IN THE YEARS 1898 AND 1900 Martin Conway 1901 1st UK ed Hardcover Very Good
By Conway, Martin
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London/New York, Harpers, 1901, 1st edition. 403 pp, 55 b/w plates. Navy cloth hardcover with gilt titles. Book has edge wear and cracked internal hinge, but no stains and pages are not foxed or yellowed. Very Good.

The UK edition and the US edition are apparently identical. The title page and copyright pages are identical. However, we believe that there is a way to tell them apart. From where we find copies, it appears that the illustrated cover version is found more often in the US and the one without the illustration is more often found in the UK. 

Andean classic. The first expedition in the Bolivian Andes; Conway made the 1st ascent of Illimani, 6402 meters. Sir Martin Conway was one of the pioneers of British mountaineering. In the Andes, he climbed the peaks Illimani, Sorata and Aconcagua over 22,000 ft. This title also contains a section on the Isthmus of Panama. Near Fine. 

Sir William Martin Conway became an early member of the Alpine Club, of which he was president from 1902 to 1904. In 1892 he beat the then current high altitude climbing record by ascending to a height of 23,000 ft, 7,010 meters in the Himalayas in the course of an exploring and mountaineering expedition undertaken under the auspices of the Royal Society, the Royal Geographical Society and the British Association.

In 1896-1897 he explored the interior of Spitsbergen, and the following year he explored and surveyed the Bolivian Andes, climbing Sorata 21,500'/6,553m and Illimani 21,200'/6,461m. He also ascended Aconcagua 22,831'/6,959m and explored Tierra del Fuego. At the Paris exhibition of 1900 he received the gold medal for mountain surveys, and the founders medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1905.

He is the author of half a dozen mountaineering books and many others on art history, etc.


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