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MOUNT EVEREST GREETING CARDS: JERSTAD AND BISHOP FIRST AMERICAN ASCENT 1963! SET OF FIVE CARDS WITH ENVELOPES (1 set left)
By Bishop, Barry
Price: $19.95


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HIGH QUALITY CARDS WITH IMAGES FROM THE 1963 AMERICAN EVEREST EXPEDITION.

Some of the most beautiful cards with images of Mount Everest that have become iconic among American climbers.

This image on this card was taken by Barry Bishop. It shows Lute Jerstad during their ascent of Mount Everest in May 1963. The image is taken at the top of the Geneva Spur, approaching the South Col of Everest. The entire Southwest Face of Mount Everest is shown very clearly. Barry and Lute summited on May 22. They met up with Willi Unsoeld and Tom Hornbein that evening, who had climbed over Everest from the West Ridge. This was the first new route on Everest since the first ascent in 1963.

Jim Whittaker and Nawang Gombu were the 10th and 11th persons to summit Everest.

Barry Bishop and Lute Jerstad were the 12th and 13th person to summit Everest.

Willi Unsoeld and Tom Hornbein were the 14th and 15th persons to summit Everest.

In 1995 the Pondaray Card and Poster Company published a series of mountain related greeting cards. As we use a lot of greeting cards internally, included with all orders that are being given as gifts, we bought out their entire remaining stock at some time in the late 1990s.
 
We have only 40 each of this card left as of April 2021.  
 
The cards are 5'' wide by 7'' high, and fold open for writing inside. They come complete with the original mailing envelopes, an are all in perfectly new condition.
 
Cards are sold in groups of five cards. Postage is the same as for one book.

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