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The Untrodden Andes: Climbing Adventures in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

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"I had the pleasure of meeting De Booy and Egeler in Amsterdam and heard from them something of their exciting story of climbing in the Andes. Although the Andes are perhaps not as well known as the Himalayas, many of the problems met there are the same - the difficulties of establishing high camps; the sudden storms and the harsh cold; the dreadful weakness in the thin oxygen-starved air; and the sheer technical difficulties of ice and snow. It is an area that holds a strong fascination for the mountaineer with its numerous lofty unclimbed summits and its relative ease of access. In their description of the first ascent of Huantsán, Egeler and De Booy cheerfully tell a story of a remarkable effort. To overcome such defences at such a height was an outstanding feat. Perhaps my most vivid impression of meeting these men and reading their account is how they seemed to retain their sense of humour under every type of condition - sunshine or blizzard, gasping heat or bitter cold. Despite it all they battled on to the summit." - E. P. Hillary

No dust jacket, boards very good, spine a little worn, binding a little loose.
Pages good, moderate edge wear.
Ex-library.
Undated c 1955.

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Author(s):
Egeler, C. G. / De Booy, T.
Condition:
Used: good
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Hardback
Number of pages:
203
Publisher:
Faber and Faber

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"I had the pleasure of meeting De Booy and Egeler in Amsterdam and heard from them something of their exciting story of climbing in the Andes. Although the Andes are perhaps not as well known as the Himalayas, many of the problems met there are the same - the difficulties of establishing high camps; the sudden storms and the harsh cold; the dreadful weakness in the thin oxygen-starved air; and the sheer technical difficulties of ice and snow. It is an area that holds a strong fascination for the mountaineer with its numerous lofty unclimbed summits and its relative ease of access. In their description of the first ascent of Huantsán, Egeler and De Booy cheerfully tell a story of a remarkable effort. To overcome such defences at such a height was an outstanding feat. Perhaps my most vivid impression of meeting these men and reading their account is how they seemed to retain their sense of humour under every type of condition - sunshine or blizzard, gasping heat or bitter cold. Despite it all they battled on to the summit." - E. P. Hillary

No dust jacket, boards very good, spine a little worn, binding a little loose.
Pages good, moderate edge wear.
Ex-library.
Undated c 1955.

Author(s):
Egeler, C. G. / De Booy, T.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
203
Publisher:
Faber and Faber

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