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Commando Climber

Author(s): Banks, Mike

Copyright: 1955, Dent, London
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 240, color frontis, 18 bw photos, green cloth
Condition: dj worn, fold marks, taped, good, cloth w/ King blindstamp, vg

Autobiography, Banks' climbing took him from Cornwall to Malta and Cyprus, from Scotland to the Alps, and on to Arctic Greenland. He led the 1956 attempt and 1958 attempt on Rakaposhi. Neate B34.

King, Benjamin E (Tom) (1929 – 1985) – AAC member who wrote ‘In the Shadow of Giants: Mountain Ascents, Past and Present’ (1981), relating his climbs on Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Jungfrau, Monch, Eiger, Everest, Fuji, and the Sierra. King was killed in a fall two weeks prior to embarking on an expedition to China.

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