San Francisco: Sierra Club - Ballantine Books, 1968. First Edition Thus. INSCRIBED by the author. Tall 8vo. 160 pp. Color photographs from the American Mount Everest Expedition and by its leader, Norman G. DyhrenFurth. Introduction by William E. Siri. Edited by David Brower. Photo-illustrated softcover in very good condition. Item #21580
In this work, the author writes o one of mountaineering's epic achievements: the 1963 first American ascent of Mount Everest's West Ridge with Willi Unsoeld (1926-1979), in which the two men traversed the 29,028-foot summit of the earth and spent a night exposed at 27,900 feet.