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CONQUISTADORS OF THE USELESS: FROM THE ALPS TO ANNAPURNA Lionel Terray 1975 3rd imp Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Terray, Lionel
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London, 1975, 3rd impression. 351 pp, 84 b/w photos. Blue cloth hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket has faded spine and book cover is canted though jacket isn't chipped and book is otherwise fine. Near Fine.

Terray, one of the greatest climbers of this century, did first or notable ascents of Makalu, Fitzroy, Annapurna, Jannu, Eiger, Mt Huntington, Mt McKinley, etc. 
 
This is the autobiography of the French mountain climber and guide, Lionel Terray. He is the man who made the second ascent of the Eiger north wall in 1947 with Louis Lachenal, and then returned to take part in a most dramatic rescue on the same mountain in 1957; who went to the aid of two climbers marooned in a blizzard on Mont Blanc after the other guides in the area had refused to make the attempt; who went with Maurice Herzog on the great French Himalayan expedition to Annapurna, and has since climbed Makalu, Nilgiri and Jannu and many other summits.

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