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KANGCHENJUNGA: IMAGING A HIMALAYAN MOUNTAIN David Pierse 2005 1st edition
By Pierse, David
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2005, 1st edition. 127 pp, color and b/w photos. The author has done an exhaustive study of Kangchenjunga, the world's third highest peak, and in commemmoration of the 50th anniversary of the first ascent, has produced a lovery photo book with accompanying text that is superbly illustrated with early photos from Vittorio Sella, the first ascent team, and many other sources.

 
Also contains a complete history of the exploration and climbs on this great peak. This wonderful book contains chapters on the early mountaineering expeditions, the first ascent by the British in 1955 and later expeditions. However, this is much more than just a mountaineering history; it also surveys the ways in which Kangchenjunga has been seen and interpreted by artists, photographers, explorers, poets and writers since 1848. Large format softcover, 12' wide x 8' high, New. (No hardcover was issued).

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