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AMERICANS ON EVEREST: The Official Account of the Ascent Led by Norman G. Dyhren
Philadelphia [1964], Lippincott. Blue cloth, very good, 429p. glossary, 2 app., 7 color, 67 b.w. photos, 16 x 24 cm., dj.,. bright copy, SIGNED BY FOUR EXPEDITION MEMBERS, 3 SUMMITERS:. Emerson, Prather, Whittaker; & Hornbein. TRUE FIRST EDITION. AN EXCITING AND HEROIC ACCOUNT OF THE CLIMB TO MT. EVEREST For the first time, in 1963, an American team reached the top of Everest. After weeks of exposure in the bitter cold & thin air, & after losing a member under falling ice, success came by the South Col route. Three weeks later, four more men reached the peak: two by the West Ridge, & another two via the South Col. President Kennedy presented this team with the National Geographical Society's Hubbard Medal. With a Who's Who of American climbing. * With a list & photos of each of the AMEE members & biographies. Allen C. Auten; Barry C. Bishop; John E. Breitenbach; James Barryl Coprbet; David L. Dingman; Daniel E. Doody; Norman G. Dyhrenfurth [leader]; Richard M. Emerson; Dr. Thomas F. Hornbein, Luther G. Jerstad; James T. Lester Jr.; Maynard M. Miller; Richard Pownall; Barry W. Prather; Gilbert Roberts; James Owen M. Roberts; William E. Siri; James R. Ullman; William F. Unsoeld; James W. Whittaker; + a list of the AMEE Board of Directors. An historic work ! * Summiters Jim Whittaker, Tom Hornbein and Barry Corbet, team members. First ascent by an American: Jim Whittaker, accompanied by Nawang Gombu Sherpa who later went on to become the first man to climb Everest twice in 1965; first ascent of the West Ridge on May 22 by Americans Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld. *** BIBLIOGRAPHY: Neate 848 * Yakushi U16-a. * http://www.everesthistory.com/firsts.htm *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .
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