Chris Bonington – Everest The Hard Way, The First Ascent Of The South West Face – SIGNED by Doug Scott and Chris Bonington

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Chris Bonington – Everest The Hard Way, The First Ascent Of The South West Face – SIGNED by Doug Scott and Chris Bonington

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£375.00

A first edition, first printing published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1976. Octavo. Original blue cloth gilt. Dustwrapper. Pp. 239. Bonington’s narrative of the first successful ascent of Everest via the south-west face, a route that had already defeated the five prior expeditions. The first summiteers, Dougal Haston and Doug Scott, became the first Britons to set foot on the top of Everest. The book details their route to the summit and describes how following their successful ascent, they bivouacked with exhausted supplemental oxygen supplies at 28,700 feet spending a ‘night out in China’ over the border ridge at the South Summit. Illustrated throughout. Top edge slightly faded else a near fine, tight, clean copy in slightly creased and rubbed dustwrapper which has a very short closed tear to the rear panel but is in very good condition at least. SIGNED ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER ‘best wishes John from DOUG SCOTT’ and additionally by Bonington. Small previous owner’s gift inscription to dedication page. Rare signed by the two climbers. A near fine book in like wrapper.

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A first edition, first printing published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1976. Octavo. Original blue cloth gilt. Dustwrapper. Pp. 239. Bonington’s narrative of the first successful ascent of Everest via the south-west face, a route that had already defeated the five prior expeditions. The first summiteers, Dougal Haston and Doug Scott, became the first Britons to set foot on the top of Everest. The book details their route to the summit and describes how following their successful ascent, they bivouacked with exhausted supplemental oxygen supplies at 28,700 feet spending a ‘night out in China’ over the border ridge at the South Summit. Illustrated throughout. Top edge slightly faded else a near fine, tight, clean copy in slightly creased and rubbed dustwrapper which has a very short closed tear to the rear panel but is in very good condition at least. SIGNED ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER ‘best wishes John from DOUG SCOTT’ and additionally by Bonington. Small previous owner’s gift inscription to dedication page. Rare signed by the two climbers. A near fine book in like wrapper.