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LAST DAYS John Roskelley 1991 1st ed Ex Lib Hardcover DJ Near Fine [Not Signed]
By Roskelley, John
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Pennsylvania, 1991, 1st edition. 211 pp, color and b/w photos. Ex Lib hardcover with dust jacket. Near Fine - better shape than most Ex Lib books!

Leading American alpinist John Roskelley writes about his climbs in the Himalaya, Tawoche (1989) and Menlungtse (1990), and the people of Nepal & Tibet. Roskelley, one of mountain climbing's more prominent figures, describes two of his Himalayan climbs: Tawoche's East Face in Nepal (summited 1984) and Menlungste's Southeast Ridge in Tibet (attempted 1990). In addition to detailing the climbs, Roskelley offers his climbing ethics: a quick alpine-style climb is preferable to porter-supported battering of the route by teams of climbers; depend on skill and experience; opt out when luck is given too big a part in the climb. His point of view is that of a family man approaching middle age, yet his language is that of latter-day climbers. 


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