Bates, Bob. FIVE MILES HIGH. Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1939, First American Edition. 381 pp, 2 endpaper maps and 1 other chart. Frontispiece and 36 other B&W photographs. Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World by the Members of First American Karakoram Expedition. Robert H. Bates; Richard L. Burdsall; William P. House; Charles S. Houston M.D.; Paul K. Petzoldt; Capt. Norman R. Streatfieild. A major climb and great story from the 1938 expedition, now legendary in American mountaineering history. Rare First Edition with DJ, inscribed, Signed and dated (1976) by Bob Bates; also Signed and dated (1994) by Charles Houston, on front free endpaper. Very Scarce. DJ, small chip at top of spine, book VG+.