HIMALAYAN ASSAULT

THE FRENCH HIMALAYAN EXPEDITION 1936

BY JEAN ESCARRA, H. DE SÉGOGNE, L. NELTNER, & J. CHARIGNON

1938 FIRST UK EDITION

1936 ATTEMPT TO CLIMB HIDDEN PEAK (GASHERBRUM I)


This is the first UK edition of HIMALAYAN ASSAULT: THE FRENCH HIMALAYAN EXPEDITION 1936 by Jean Escarra, H. de Ségogne & L. Neltner & J. Charignon. This book was published in London by Methuen in 1938. The book measures 223mm tall x 142mm, and has 204 pages, 48 b/w photos, 4 maps, 6 appendices. Uncommon account of the French 1936 expedition to the Karakoram to try scaling Gasherbrum I (aka Hidden Peak, 8068m). Allain, Leininger & Neltner reached about 7069m up the SW ridge before they were stopped by monsoon weather and difficult climbing. During the retreat from the mountain M. Ichac filmed two Sherpas flying past him in an avalanche. They survived!

CONDITION: Original brown cloth, gilt lettering spine. Lacking the rare DJ. The book has some bumping to the cover edges, clean covers, no fading, solid binding, no foxing but the short title page has some browning, a name or inscription has been sanded off the front pastedown (NOT ex-library) otherwise no previous owner marks or writing on any pages. Price: $65.


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