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MEIN WEG ALS BERGSTEIGER [MY WAY AS A MOUNTAINEER] Ernst Reiss Swiss 1959 1st edition Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Ernst Reiss
By Reiss, Ernst
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 SIGNED by Ernst Reiss with note on Lhotse and Date of 1st Ascent. 

Swiss, 1959, 1st edition. 248 pp, 38 photos. In German. Biography of Ernst Reiss who made the 1st ascent of Lhotse on the Swiss expedition to Everest and Lhotse in 1956.  This expedition also made the 2nd (Ernst Schmied and Jug Marmet) and 3rd (Dolf Reist and Hansruedi von Guten) ascents of Mount Everest. Hardcover, DJ with minor edgewear, Fine.

Dolf Reist and Ernst Reiss did many climbs in the Alps.  For both of their signatures see the book titled Berge der Heimat - Gipfel der Welt by Dolf Reist.

This book includes accounts of many climbs in the Alps as well as Reiss's account of the Swiss Mount Everest, Lhotse Expedition in 1956 when he and Fritz Luchsinger made the first ascent of Lhotse, the 4th highest mountain in the world.  Their route is depicted in the book on the plate below.
 

Bookplate Showing Route Taken on First Ascent of Lhotse

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