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The First Crossing of Spitsbergen: Being an Account of an Inland Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Descriptions of several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord, of a Voyage to North-East-Land, the Seven Islands, down Hinloopen Strait..

Author(s): Conway, Sir William Martin

Copyright: 1897, Dent, London
Specifications: 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 371, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 7 color plates w/ tissue guards, 99 illus, 2 color fldg maps, appendix, uncut, teg, brown beveled cloth
Condition: cloth spine edge cracked, chew marks to edge of front cover, corners worn, Overmire bookplate, fair

The title just about says it all with this one! During the summers of 1896 and 1897, Conway and his party explored West Spitsbergen, surveying 600 square miles, and made first ascents of thirteen peaks. Neate C105.

Overmire, Peter L. – AAC life member. Made the first American ascent of Hanuman Tibba (19,450’), located in India’s Himachal Pradesh region, in 1971.

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