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IN HIGH PLACES Dougal Haston 1973 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available [Not Signed]
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New York/London, 1973, 1st US edition or 1st UK edition, 2nd impression. 168 pp, 20 b/w photos, index. Original black cloth hardcover with silver lettering on spine. The dust jacket is immaculate. The book is also in Very Fine condition.

Autobiography of the legendary Scottish climber, who was the first Briton to summit Everest. 
 
Dougal Haston covers the years from his childhood in Scotland, where his love for climbing was first sparked, through to his development into perhaps the most formidable climber of his generation - his reputation forged by his successful ascents of familiar peaks by unfamiliar routes.
 
In his own words Dougal Haston covers the years from his childhood in Scotland, where his love of climbing was first sparked, through to his development into perhaps the most formidable climber of his generation; his reputation forged by his successful ascents of familiar peaks by unfamiliar routes (of which the most famous was the Eiger Direct). Infused throughout with his passion for climbing and his great determination to succeed, In High Places is a compelling and eye-opening portrait of the climber as a young man and a must read for all those with an interest in mountaineering.

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