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THE MAKING OF A MOUNTAINEER George Finch 1927 3rd imp Hardcover Near Fine
By Finch, George Ingle
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London, 1924, 1st edition, 3rd impression. 340 pp, 78 b/w photos. Blue cloth hardcover with gilt decoration and titles. Spine is faded, else a fine copy. Near Fine. 

Finch is chiefly known for having reached 8320m on Everest on the 1922 expedition, for which he was also responsible for the oxygen apparatus. 

A classic of early 20th century mountain climbing, the author (who was a scientist and who pioneered some of the equipment used on the successful ascent of Everest) gives us Corsica; the Wetterhorn; the Jungfrau and the Jungfraujoch, on skis in the Bernese Oberland; winter night on the Todi; The Bifertenstock; Monte Rosa; the Twins; the Matterhorn; the Dent D'Herens; Mont Blance; the Chamonix Aiguilles; the Aiguille du Dru; Mount Everest and a short chapter on mountaineering photography   
 
He describes his extensive Alpine career, and was A.C. president from 1959-61. When he was A.C. president he was finally recognized for his contributions to Himalayan mountaineering. 

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