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London: Chapman & Hall Ltd, 1948. Hardcover. Very Good. 1953 Everest mountaineer George Band's own copy of this second impression of mountaineer B H Humble's striking collection of Scottish mountain photographs along with his lively commentary. Very good in buckram with black titles and illustrated end papers, upper cover sunned along the top edge, very well illustrated with 75 black and white images by the author; in a good plus dust jacket, chipped and creased to edges but with a bright front panel. Gift inscription "To George, Christmas 1948". From the collection of English mountaineer George Band, the youngest member of the successful team which conquered Mount Everest in 1953. Band was President of the Mountaineering Club at Queen's College, Cambridge and his exceptional Alpine record caught the eye of John Hunt, who put him in charge of radio equipment on the Everest expedition. Band's finest achievement was the first ascent of Kangchenjunga in 1955. He pursued a professional career in oil exploration but continued to climb all over the world. He served as president of the Alpine Club and the British Mountaineering Council, and published several books on mountaineering. He was made an OBE in 2009. Very Good 1948
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