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FIVE MONTHS IN THE HIMALAYA: A RECORD OF MOUNTAIN TRAVEL IN GARHWAL AND KASHMIR A.L. Mumm 1909 1st UK ed Hardcover Near Fine
By Mumm, A. L.
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London, 1909, 1st edition. 263 pp, 28 plates, foldout panoramic photos, color foldout maps. Tall 8vo. TEG. This copy has a slightly cracked rear hinge, a little rubbing to edges, former owners' name and book plate on FEPs. Original navy cloth hardcover has gold lettering on spine and cover. A Near Fine and very presentable copy of this most desirable Himalayan book.

One of the earliest accounts of a climbing expedition to the Himalaya, and a successful one that. This the account of Mumm's climbs in the Himalayas with C.G. Bruce and T. Longstaff, including Longstaff's ascent of Trisul, the highest peak climbed at that time. Account of exploration in 1907, mostly in the Garhwal Himalayas, with Bruce and Longstaff. Includes the first ascent of Trisul (23,360ft), ascended by Longstaff, the guides A. and H. Brocherel and the Gurkha Khirbir. [Neate M179.]
 
Mumm was a London publisher who liked to travel and climb. He was with Freshfield in the Ruwenzori (1905) and on Longstaffs expedition to Trisul (1907). This is the account of the Trisul expedition and, although he did not reach the summit, he did bring along oxygen, the first use for high-altitude climbing. He later made the first ascent of Mumm Peak, in the Canadian Rockies, and became a member of the American Alpine Club. He is most noted for his compilation of the three-volume Alpine Club Register. This book is beautifully illustrated, with the smaller photos being pasted in. A classic.

From the author s introduction: 

"In 1905 Lord Curzon who was the Viceroy of India wrote a letter to Mr. Douglas Freshfield suggesting that it was time that the exploration of Mount Everest should be undertaken by a competent party under the auspices of the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club, and making a most generous offer of assistance on behalf of the Indian Government. Nothing came of this at the moment, and Lord Curzon left India soon afterwards, but the letter naturally made a considerable stir in mountaineering circles; in particular it attracted the attention of Major the Hon. C. G. Bruce, of the 5th Gurkha Rifles, and thereby brought about the journey which is described in the following pages"

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