Wellington, Auckland: A.H. and A.W. Reed, 1965 First edition, first printing. Personal copy of mountaineer George Lowe, with his bookplate adhered to a front flyleaf. Inscribed to George by his sister Betty on a front flyleaf: "Birthday Greetings / To George. / Betty & Lester 1965." Publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt, pictorial endpapers illustrated with maps and photographs of the Himalayas; in the original pictorial dust jacket, with a photograph of a frostbitten Mulgrew to the front panel, lettered in white. Book near fine, with some light wear to the extremities, very slight lean to the spine, bookseller's plate to the front free endpaper, bright and clean pages; unclipped dust jacket, with some wear and rubbing to the extremities, some minor chips to the spine head and panel edges, short loss to the top corner of the front panel, small hole to the rear flap fold, a hint of soiling to the rear panel, otherwise fresh panels. A very good and pleasing copy. This copy of No Place for Men belonged to George Lowe, who Sir Edmund Hillary and Peter Mulgrew, was among the acclaimed New Zealand climbers achieving mountaineering history during the mid-20th century. Notably, all three men were a part of the 1955-1958 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, and Lowe briefly joined the other two on the Silver Hut Expedition to assist Hillary with his search for the Yeti. No Place for Men is New Zealand mountaineer Peter Mulgrew's account of the 1960-1961 Himalayan Scientific and Mountaineering Expedition, or the "Silver Hut Expedition." Led by Sir Edmund Hillary, the Silver Hut Expedition was an experiment in high-altitude climbing without bottled oxygen that intended to ascend Makalu, the world' fifth highest mountain, as a case study. Although the scientific aspect of their quest yielded fruitful results, the Makalu climb proved problematic, with Mulgrew experiencing pulmonary edema while at the top of the peak and developing severe frostbite on the descent.. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Dust Jacket Included.
(Inventory #: WGL020)
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