Everest The Hard Way - (Bonington)

Everest The Hard Way - (Bonington)

Everest The Hard Way

Chris Bonington

Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1980 U.K. reprint of 1976 First Edition. Octavo, original blue cloth, with gilt lettering, 239 pages, maps and diagrams, profusely illustrated with colour photographs.  Includes 40th Anniversary Expedition Booklet, 2015 Signed by five members including Doug Scott. Bonington's narrative of the first successful ascent of Everest via the south-west face, a route that had defeated the five previous expedition attempts. The first summiteers, Dougal Haston and Doug Scott, became the first Britons to set foot on the top of Everest. Bonington details their route to the summit and describes their bivouac at 28,700 feet, calling it ‘a night out in China' over the border ridge right at the South Summit. Very well-Illustrated throughout. A clean copy, Dustjacket, Near Fine, Signed by Chris Bonington.  INCLUDES Expedition Booklet, Rare. Signed by Five Team Members (including Doug Scott).    For Both Items:  $700