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EVEREST: THE UNFINISHED ADVENTURE Hugh Ruttledge 1937 1st UK ed Hardcover Scarce Dust Jacket Custom Slipcase Near Fine
By Ruttledge, Hugh
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London, 1937, 1st edition. 295 pp, 63 b/w plates, illustrations, 2 maps. Royal 8vo. Large format navy cloth hardcover with lightly chipped dust jacket in a slipcase. The dust jacket is not price clipped. The book has some foxing to outer edge of the pages and endpapers, but none internally on the text pages or photographs. There is no writing in the book, no stains, no marks, overall Fine condition. With a custom slipcase. Near Fine overall.

This is a heavy, large format book. Extra postage will be requested for Media Mail Priority Mail and International Mail.

The fifth attempt from the Tibetan side reached the North Col but was driven back by an early Monsoon. This 1936 expedition reached 7150 M. 

Includes two large color folding maps at rear - of the Northern face of Mount Everest and of the route from Darjeeling to Everest. Hugh Ruttledge's personal account of the second British Everest Expedition that he led - this time in 1936. His previous attempt was in 1933. The team included Eric Shipton, Frank Smythe, Wyn Harris and others. The attempt was halted at 23,400 feet by an early monsoon. Other than Tilman's small scale attempt in 1938, this was the last attempt on Everest until the reconnaissance from the Nepal side in 1951.


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