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Two Generations: Hillary, Edmund and Peter

Two Generations

Hillary, Edmund and Peter

Published by Hodder and Stoughton (1984), London, 1984
ISBN 10: 0340354208 / ISBN 13: 9780340354209
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Title: Two Generations

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton (1984), London

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.


Previous owner's inscription. Moderate rubbing to edges of dustjacket. Dustjacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; This copy signed by both authors on the front endpaper. 223 pages + colour plates. Dark blue papered boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 234 x 153mm. "Ed Hillary and his son Peter span three decades of high-altitude climbing and three decades of aid development in Nepal. From 1953 to 1984 the changes have been immense." - from the dust wrapper blurb. ; 8vo; Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 17380

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Synopsis: This is the only book by this most famous of all Everest father and son teams. Includes expeditions to Everest, Lhotse, Mt Aspiring, Ama Dablam, much more. Ed Hillary and his son Peter span five decades of high-altitude climbing and five decades of aid development in Nepal. From 1953 to 1984 the changes were immense. On the climbing scene the 8,000 meter peaks were climbed by harder and harder routes, and the siege tactics of the big battalions gave way to small oxygenless alpine-style ascents, as confidence and equipment have improved beyond all bounds. While Nepal itself, the once secret country, from which Ed Hillary climbed to fame on Everest in 1953, opened its doors to tourism and embraced the trekking boom. 'Two Generations' is a frank and engaging book, written with good humor and total honesty by a father and son who do not always see eye to eye, but share a zest for adventure which they communicate unstintingly.'

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