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Longstaff qualified in medicine but never practiced, he climbed extensively in the Alps, the Caucasus, Himalayas, Selkirk, Rocky Mountains, Greenland, and Spitsbergen. First ascents of Tiktingen, Latsga, Lakra, Bashiltau and the West Peak of Shkhara were achieved during a trip to the Caucasus in 1903. He reached the rim of the Sanctuary on Nanda Devi in 1905, and in 1907 he climbed Trisul, 7120m, which remained the highest peak ever attained for twenty one years. Longstaff discovered the Siachen Glacier in 1909 during a trip to the Karakoram. After the war, he took part in the Oxford University Expedition to Spitsbergen in 1921 and was chief medical officer and naturalist on the British Mount Everest Expedition of 1922. He returned to Spitsbergen in 1923 and to the Garhwal Himalaya in 1927. He led the Oxford University Expedition to Greenland in 1928 and the same year was awarded the Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical society for his work in the Himalaya. He also served as President of The Alpine Club from 1947-49.
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Book Description John Murray, 1950. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP79740589
Book Description John Murray, 1950. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020719508509