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Across East African glaciers. An account of the first ascent of Kilimanjaro.
London George Philip 1891 - First English edition, 8vo., xx, 404 pp., colour frontispiece, 20 plates including 8 actual photographs, numerous text vignettes, 3 colour folding maps, occasional light spotting, original green pictorial cloth gilt, top edge gilt, light wear, a very good example. The account of the first ascent of Kilimanjaro. This most handsome volume details the undisputed first ascent of Kibo, the higher of the two peaks of Kilimanjaro. This was Meyer's third attempt on the mountain, two previous attempts in 1887 and 1888 having been unsuccessful. The present attempt was made in 1889 with a well equipped support team and in the company of the mountaineer Ludwig Purtscheller and the painter Ernst Platz. The epic ascent took three days, during which time many hardships were overcome. Several scientific observations were carried out and the massif was mapped for the first time. Neate M92. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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