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MOUNT EVEREST THE RECONNAISANCE 1921 Howard-Bury 2002 reprint
By Howard-Bury, C K
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2002 [1922]. 356 pp, photos, maps. This is the official account of the first official Everest Expedition (that of 1921). The expedtion managed to reach the North col and discovered the route to the top. The discovery of the Rongbuk Glacier route en route to the North col and other northern approaches to Everest makes this one of the most important books about the mountain. The main text in the book was written by Howard-Bury, the leader of the expedition, and the book includes appendices from other members of the team as well.
 
'This book and two others recounting the stories of the 1922 and 1924 expeditions form a very handsome record of the courage and daring of the early Everesters.' -- Jill Neate, Mountaineering Literature. This book is the first of an impressive trio of books containing the official narratives of various British expeditions of 1921, 1922 and 1924 attempting to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The other two books (also published in India, are: The Assault on Mount Everest 1922 and The Fight for Everest: 1924. As New paperback.

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