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The Kangchenjunga Adventure

Author(s): Smythe, Frank

Copyright: 1931, Gollancz, London
Specifications: 2nd, imp, 8vo, pp.464, photo frontis, 47 bw photos, 6 maps, appendices, green cloth
Condition: cloth rubbed, bookplate, good+.

This is the account of the unsuccessful international expedition of 1930 led by G. L. Dyhrenfurth. Kangchenjunga, the third highest peak in the world, was attempted numerous times but was not successfully climbed until 1955. This 1930 team was one of the strongest to climb in the Himalaya but was defeated by an avalanche and bad weather. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S119, Yak S226.

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