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EVEREST THE UNCLIMBED RIDGE Chris Bonington 1983 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine-Fine Multiple Copies Available
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New York, 1983, 1st US edition. 132 pp, 64 color ills. Hardcover with dust jacket. Near Fine to Fine.

This attempt on the last unclimbed major route on Everest, the Northeast Ridge, ended in tragedy with the disappearance of Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker near the second pinnacle. On 17 May 1982 Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker were last seen on Mount Everest attempting to traverse The Pinnacles on the unclimbed North East Ridge at around 8250 metres. Their deaths marked the end of a remarkable era in British mountaineering.

In 1992 Peter Boardman's body was found by climbers from Kazakhstan in a sitting position near the Second Pinnacle 'looking like he was asleep'. Boardman's body was identified through photographs by relatives in the UK. Joe Tasker's body has still not been found. Although Tasker is still missing, some of his climbing equipment was found between the second and third pinnacles.


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