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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE 1955 July Heinrich Harrer Seven Years in Tibet Multiple copies available
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The National Geographic Magazine, July 1955 Magazine is in Near Fine Fine condition. 
 
Articles in this magazine are as follows:
    • My Life in Forbidden Lhasa: Escaping from Internment in India to the Sacred Capital of Tibet, an Austrian Became the Dalai Lama’s Trusted Tutor, with Map and 48 Illustrations including 33 in Natural Colors Heinrich Harrer
    • Under Canvas in the Atomic Age: United States Coast Guard Cadets Crew a Square-rigged Yankee Bark for Training in Their Country’s Great Maritime Tradition, with Map and 37 Illustrations including 32 in Natural Colors
    • In the Gardens of Olympus: Rain Forests, Glaciers, and Flower-mantled Meadows Intrigue a Vacationing Family in One of America’s Wildest National Parks (Olympic National Park, Washington), with Map and 50 Illustrations including 45 in Natural Colors
    • Europe Via the Hostel Route: With a Bicycle for Transport and a Pack on His Back, a Young Photographer Finds Friends and Adventure Abroad, with Map and 27 Illustrations

After a 1939 attempt on Nanga Parbat, climber Austria Heinrich Harrer was imprisoned by the British in India, and escaped. With Peter Aufschnaiter he made it to Lhasa, where incredibly he became friend and tutor to the current Dalai Lama who was then a teenager.  

Harrer, as an Austrian, was interned in British India from the beginning of World War II. Finally in 1943 he escaped from that internment and, following a lengthy travel across 'the roof of the world' he wound up in Lhasa penniless and in rags. Met with kindness in Lhasa, he was not expelled back to India. Instead he was allowed to stay in Tibet, to work for the government (he spoke passable Tibetan by this time) and to tutor the young Dalai Lama.

When the Chinese Communists invaded Tibet in 1950 Harrer was forced to part from this lonely, able and affectionate youth. What a story. Heinrich Harrer became the most famous of the original four from the Eiger climb. After the Eiger climb he joined a 1939 expedition to Nanga Parbat, a reconnaissance, but was arrested by the British in Pakistan once WWII started. His escape from the prison camp to Tibet and subsequent life with the young Dalai Lama led to his famous book, Seven Years In Tibet.

Harrer went on to become a consummate explorer and adventurer, much like Lowell Thomas, Eric Shipton and H.W. Tilman, but Harrer didn't limit his travels to mountains. Highly appreciative of native culture, Harrer travelled the world to remote mountains and jungles to experience the untouched civilizations. 

His adventures include trips to remote Amazon jungle tribes, Pacific Islands, remote Himalaya, and New Guinea where he and Philip Temple made the first ascent of Carstensz Pyramid, one of the Seven Summits [Denali, Everest, Vinson, Elbrus, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, Carstensz or Kosciusko].

Other notable mountaineering first ascents by Heinrich Harrer were Mount Hunter & Mount Deborah in Alaska with Fred Beckey in 1954 and Ausangate (6400m) in Peru's Cordillera Vilcanota in 1953.


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