IN HIGH PLACES
BY DOUGAL HASTON
1972 FIRST PRINTING OF UK FIRST EDITION
FIRST ASCENT ANNAPURNA S FACE & EVEREST SW FACE ATTEMPT
This is the first printing of the first UK edition of IN HIGH PLACES by Dougal Haston. This book was published in London by Cassell in 1972. The book measures224mm tall x 137mm, and has 168 pages, 20 b/w photos, index. Fast-paced, introspective climbing autobiography. Includes first ascent of Eiger Direct where John Harlin perished in fall, Cerro Torre in Patagonia (unsuccessful), Yosemite, first ascent of Annapurna S Face (Haston summited with Whillans), Everest 1971 international SW face expedition, Old Man of Hoy, Grandes Jorasses Shroud, N Face Matterhorn, Cima Ovest, etc. Hard climbs with Mick Burke, Chris Bonington, Don Whillans, Jimmy Marshall, Robin Smith, Naomi Uemura, and many others. Captivating enough to read in one sitting. Haston of Scotland, one of the finest climbers of his generation, was renowned for his toughness, resilience, & resolve in difficult, unpleasant conditions. In 1977 he perished in a small snow avalanche while skiing near Leysin Switzerland where he was director of the famous mountaineering school. Subsequent to publication of this book, the author and Doug Scott made the first ascent of the SW Face of Everest in 1975.
CONDITION: Original azure boards with gilt lettering spine. Original near fine DJ (no chips, no tears, and no fading to red spine lettering which is often faded), Fine condition with no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, clean, tight binding, no foxing. Price: $135.
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