The Everest-Lhotse Adventure
Eggler, Albert. The Everest-Lhotse Adventure. London: Ruskin House, George Allen and Unwin, Ltd., 1957. Translated by Hugh Merrick.
"The account starts with a description of how the climbing team, and a real team it turned out to be, was picked and trained and of what they used in the way of food and equipment. It next carries us across India and Nepal to Namche Bazar and Base Camp. We feel the anguish the Swiss felt when first Luchsinger, then Pasang Dawa Lama, and finally Diehl fell seriously ill. We ascend the Khumbu icefall and the Western Cwm with the climbers, racing desperately to beat the oncoming monsoon. With them we live in the high camps and pack supplies, gasping for oxygen. We struggle up the Lhotse couloir and stand with Luchsinger and Reiss on its wind-swept summit. We ascend Mount Everest itself, first with Marmet and Schmied, then a second time with Reist and von Gunten." From the review by H. Adams Carter in the American Alpine Journal, vol. 11, issue 32, page 143, 1958. The full review can be found here.
Hardcover. 222 pages. Cover and pages in fine condition. Dust jacket in very good condition, minor wear on the edges.
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