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THE ASCENT OF EVEREST John Hunt 1953 UK ed SIGNED by 45+ great climbers: Kor, Anker, Beckey, Bonington, Habeler, Hillary, Hornbein, Messner, Washburn, Jim Whittaker, Venables, Schoening etc
By Hunt, John and Ed Hillary
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SIGNATURES OF FORTY FIVE GREAT CLIMBERS IN THE BEST SELLING AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BOOKS ON MOUNT EVEREST,  THE STORY OF THE FIRST ASCENT.


We have been compiling this book of signatures for over forty years. It is a repository of the signatures of about about forty-five of the greatest names of twentieth century mountaineering. As 2020 begins, thirten of these climbers are no longer with us, 30% of the group. You may never see a similar compilation offered for sale.  Only about sixteen of the climbers ever visited our bookshop in Colorado, so there was plenty of travel involved in creating this book. About fifteen of the climbers are not Americans, so there was some international travel involved to access them. These climbers represent what may be called climbing's ''greatest generation,''  when there were still major peaks for these ladies and gents to do first ascents, or new routes on major peaks.

London, 1954, 1st UK edition, 3rd impression. 300 pp, 48 plates.  If you want to collect just one book signed by Ed Hillary, this is probably the one to have. The official account of the first ascent of Mount Everest; this is the first book written about the climb. Chapter 16 on the on final assault was written by Edmund Hillary. Hardcover, DJ, Near Fine.

This copy is SIGNED by these 44 great climbers:

Conrad Anker, Apa Sherpa, Pete Athans, Babu Chhirri Sherpa, Fred Beckey, Barry Blanchard, Chris Bonington, David Breashears, Jim Bridwell, Greg Child, Nick Clinch, Kurt Diemberger, Peter Habeler,  Maurice Herzog, Ed Hillary, Peter Hillary, Tom Hornbein, Steve House, Charles Houston, Tomaz Humar, Jamling Tenzing, Jon Krakauer, Goran Kropp, Jeff Lowe, Reinhold Messner, Chris Pizzo, Rick Ridgeway, Gerry Roach, Royal Robbins, John Roskelley, Peter Schoening, Doug Scott, Eric Simonson, Vernon Tejas, Marc Twight, Stephen Venables, Ed Viesturs, Brad Washburn, Ed Webster, Lou Whittaker, Jim Whittaker, Jim Wickwire, Kristiof Wielicki, Sharon Wood.

 
We personally obtained all these signatures in person over the past forty years. These books have crossed the country several times, and both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans several times as well!
 
All the signatures are on the title and dedication pages, two on the Foreword page.

By conquering Everest, the beekeeper and the Sherpa affirmed the power of humble determination -- and won one for underdogs everywhere On May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first human beings to conquer Mount Everest -- Chomolungma, to its people -- at 29,028 ft. the highest place on earth.

By any rational standards, this was no big deal. Aircraft had long before flown over the summit, and within a few decades literally hundreds of other people from many nations would climb Everest too. And what is particularly remarkable, anyway, about getting to the top of a mountain? Geography was not furthered by the achievement, scientific progress was scarcely hastened, and nothing new was discovered. Yet the names of Hillary and Tenzing went instantly into all languages as the names of heroes, partly because they really were men of heroic mold but chiefly because they represented so compellingly the spirit of their time.

The world of the early 1950s was still a little punch-drunk from World War II, which had ended less than a decade before. Everything was changing. Great old powers were falling, virile new ones were rising, and the huge, poor mass of Asia and Africa was stirring into self-awareness. Hillary and Tenzing went to the Himalayas under the auspices of the British Empire, then recognizably in terminal decline. The expedition was the British Everest Expedition, 1953, and it was led by Colonel John Hunt, the truest of true English gentlemen.

It was proper to the historical moment that one of the two climbers immortalized by the event came from a remote former colony of the Crown and the other from a nation that had long served as a buffer state of the imperial Raj.


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