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FROM THE OCEAN TO THE SKY. SIGNED by Edmund Hillary 1979 1st Am Edition
By Hillary, Edmund.
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New York, 1979, 1st Am edition. 272 pp, 60 ills. 1500 mile boat trip up the Ganges to climb Akash Parbat and Nar Parbat. DJ, Near Fine. SIGNED by Edmund Hillary. 

'The 1500 mile trek provided as many challenges as the conquerer of Everest and his crew had imagined, from powering jet boats up treacherous rapids to the ultimate test of climbing Akash Parbat, above which, according to Hindu tradition, the lord Shiva received the celestial stream of Ganga into the matted locks of his hair. Hillary's narrative, supplemented with excerpts from his crew's journals and many photographs, captures the excitement and danger of the expedition. The story of Hillary's exhilirating journey and this rare view into the heart and soul of India will prove as irresistable as the mysterious lure of Mother Ganga itself.'


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