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WHITE MOUNTAIN AND TAWNY PLAIN [Andes] Gunter Hauser 1961 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine
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London, George Allen and Unwin, 1961, 1st edition. 224 pp, 15 b/w photos, 3 maps. Pale green cloth hardcover with dust jacket. Fine condition. 

German expedition to the Cordillera Blanca and Vilcanota. Many peaks were climbed including Alpamayo, Cayangate, Jatunhuma, etc.

Account of the 1957 German expedition which made the first complete ascent of Alpamayo (6100m); long regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The first ascent had been claimed by the 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition, see Kogan’s The Ascent of Alpamayo, but they only reached the summit ridge.   

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