Hillary, Sir Edmund and George Lowe. EAST OF EVEREST. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1956, First U.K. Edition. An Account of the New Zealand Alpine Club Himalayan Expedition to the Barun Valley in 1954. 120 pp. 3 maps, 48 pages of photographs. Amazing expedition, extensive exploring accomplished on this mapping and climbing trip through the Barun Valley. Sponsored by NZAC, their excursion successfully climbed 19 peaks over 20,000 feet, including the first ascent of Baruntse, quite an accomplishment and tribute to one expedition. Book is scarce, the six signatures even more so. Signed by both authors, Sir Edmund Hillary and George Lowe. Also signed by expedition members Norman Hardie, Geoff Harrow and Bill Beaven, and by mountaineer and writer Michael Gill. Slightly Chipped DJ, VG+.