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Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of the First American Karakoram Expedition

Author(s): Bates, Robert H., et al.

Copyright: 1939, Dodd, Mead, NY
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 381, photo frontis, 36 bw photos, fldg chart, appendices, map eps, red cloth
Condition: signed Charles Houston, cloth spine w/ white label remnant, ½” tear top spine, frontis separated, DPL & AAC/Fuller bookplates on fep, DPL stamp to title, copyright & top edge, good

This is the classic story of the 1938 First American Karakoram Expedition to K2. This small team made a tremendous attempt on the mountain and nearly reached the summit. An important and scarce work in the original edition. Neate B58.

DPL (Denver Public Library) – For a time, the AAC held its Rocky Mountain Regional Depository Collection at the Denver Public Library. A change in the Denver Library’s policy resulted in this collection of AAC books being relocated to the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1981 with some portion then returning to the Club’s Library.

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