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CONQUISTADORS OF THE USELESS: FROM THE ALPS TO ANNAPURNA Lionel Terray 1963 2nd imp Hardcover Very Good
By Terray, Lionel
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London, 1963, 1st edition, 2nd impression. 351 pp, 84 b/w photos. Hardcover with faded spine and no dust jacket and former owner's RSM on FEP and bottom page edges and gift inscription. Very Good. 

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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