The Scottish Himalayan Expedition

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Murray, W.H. The Scottish Himalayan Expedition. London: J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., 1951.

 In 1950 four mountaineers, W.H. Murray, Tom Weir, Douglas Scott, and T.D. MacKinnon, made the difficult decision to finanace and organize the first Scottish expedition to the Himalaya. Their chosen field was Kumaon, which is the great angle of India between Tibet and west Nepal, divded into the distrcicts of Garhwal, where three famous mountains already climbed are Trisul, Kamet, and Nanda Devi, and Almora, where little mountaineering had ever been attempted. The unclimbed peaks of Kumaon are numbered in scores. Semi-tropical valleys and terrific river-gorges wind in among a maze of snow peaks rising over 20,000 feet, and packed densely in clusters. Several of these greater clusters had never before been explored by mountaineers. -Blurb from Dust Jacket

Condition: Very good. Ex-library: includes stamps and stickers. Dust jacket shows some signs of wear at edges. Protected in mylar wrap.


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