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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: dj w/ large chip to front, edge chips, unclipped, good, cloth bright w/ sharp corners, name, fine

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, paving the way for subsequent expeditions. This is a beautiful copy, with the scarce jacket, of an important and scarce work in the original edition. Neate B58.

Note: Wavy lines showing in large image on cloth are an artifact of scanning reflection and not actually present.

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