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HALL AND BALL: KIWI MUNTAINEERS: FROM MT COOK TO EVEREST Colin Monteath 1997 1st Signed Limited Edition Slipcase
By Monteath, Colin.
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New Zealand, June 1997. 160 pp, 100+ color photos.  Large-format hardcover in slipcase. Limited & Numbered Edition, this copy number 169. The book is in utterly New condition.

SIGNED by Colin Monteath on a card inside the front cover.

Of the many books produced about the ''Into Thin Air'' tragedy on Mount Everest on May 10, 19096, this was one of the first to appear. Written by Colin Monteath, one of New Zealand's leading explorers and mountaineers, writers and photographers, this book was published in both a trade edition and this incredibly beautiful large format hardcover, presented in a sturdy slipcase that will protect the books for much longer than anything else, including the plastic Dust Jacket covers that we swear by.

To read more about the many books that were published by the participants in the Everest tragedy in May 1996, and the many books that were written about that day, please read the article AFTER THIN AIR that I wrote for the AAJ that summarizes all that activity. The link is just to the left of this paragraph on our website, under After Thin Air [Everest 1996 legacy]

Rob Hall's death on Everest in the May 10, 1996 tragedy overshadowed the accomplishments of himself and his partner Gary Ball who guided 40 persons to Everest's summit.  Both the pictures and text of this book are authentic and tell the story of typical New Zealand adventurers that became famous and died in the mountains. 

The pictures are by Rob Hall, Gary Ball, their clients and friends. The text puts the Himalayan climbing tragedies in the context of the lives of the heros and their friends. Details come from journals, letters, interviews, and memories. The author knew Hall & Ball well. This is a great tribute, compelling read, and looks good as a coffee table book too.

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