The Ascent of Everest. Signed by the Author (1953)
Author: John Hunt
Book ID: 67363
The Ascent of Everest. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1953. First Edition. Pp, 300. A very good copy in blue cloth covers, with original pictorial dust jacket, book plate to pastedown.
Signed and Dated by the Author to title page.
Extensively illustrated with 48 photographs in black and white and 8 in colour and additionally with many in-text illustrations after pen-and-ink sketches.
The 1953 British Expedition to Mount Everest was the eighth in 30 years to attempt Everest. On May 29th, 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay at last stood at the summit; it was a culminating moment in mountaineering history, and one of the great achievements of human stamina and will. The Ascent of Everest was written by Sir John Hunt, the leader of the expedition, in one month to satisfy the great demand around the world for the story of their success.