Gillman, Peter and Haston, Dougal - DIRETTISSIMA
Gillman, Peter & Haston, Dougal. DIRETTISSIMA. Harper & Row, New York, 1966, First American Edition. The Eiger Assault. The Climb that made the world hold its breath. 174 pp, photo-diagram of routes on Eiger wall, 40 Plates, with many colour and B&W photographs by Chris Bonington. Chronicles first direct route, North Face of the Eiger, on which John Harlin II fell to his death. Haston was a prominent Scottish climber and Gillman a journalist. Scarce. Signed by Chris Bonington, Layton Kor, and by climber John Harlin III, whose father died on this ascent. Dustjacket, VG+.