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THE BORDERS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE [CONQUISTADORS OF THE USELESS]: FROM THE ALPS TO ANNAPURNA AND BEYOND Lionel Terray 1964 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Terray, Lionel
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New York, 1964, 1st US edition. 350 pp, 45 b/w photos, maps. Green cloth hardcover with chipped dust jacket. May have former owner's gift inscription on FEP. Otherwise, book is fine. Near Fine overall.

This is the US edition of Conquistadors Of The Useless. Terray, one of the greatest climbers of this century, did notable ascents of Makalu, Fitzroy, Annapurna, Jannu, the Eiger, Mt Huntington and Mt McKinley. 

This is the autobiography of the French mountain climber and guide, Lionel Terray. He is the man who made the second ascent of the Eiger north wall in 1947 with Louis Lachenal, and then returned to take part in a most dramatic rescue on the same mountain in 1957; who went to the aid of two climbers marooned in a blizzard on Mont Blanc after the other guides in the area had refused to make the attempt; who went with Maurice Herzog on the great French Himalayan expedition to Annapurna, and has since climbed Makalu, Nilgiri and Jannu and many other summits.


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