Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas: Conway, Sir William Martin
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Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas

Author(s): Conway, Sir William Martin

Copyright: 1894, Unwin, London
Specifications: 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 709, frontis w/ tissue guard, 296 bw illus, fldg map, teg, uncut, gilt-lettered spine, black lettered & illus brown cloth
Condition: cloth w/ front hinge starting, 2 bookplates (1 from Climber’s Club Library but no other markings), map w/ orig folds & 1 small tear, very good

This first major climbing expedition to the Himalaya, 1892, was the prototype for most subsequent major expeditions. In addition to exploring the Hispar, Biafo and Baltoro areas, a first ascent of Pioneer Peak (22,600') was made, the highest point climbed at the time. A classic of Himalayan literature. This is the single volume narrative without the separately issued volume of scientific reports.

Cox 43, Neate C103, Yak C143.

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