WHERE THE CLOUDS CAN GO

by Conrad Kain

1979 THIRD EDITION

Hardcover book LACKING dust jacket


This is the third edition of WHERE THE CLOUDS CAN GO by Conrad Kain, same contents as first edition except new prologue by Thorington and new preface by Hans Gmoser. This book measures 235mm tall x 15cm, and has 456 pages, 29 b/w photos on 19 plates, index (with additional chapters by J.M. Thorington). This differs from the first two editions in its original dark navy cloth binding and different dust jacket design. Autobiography of the great guide. Published posthumously (Kain died in 1934). Really, a classic of mountaineering in Canada (250pp). Kain was a guide & great climber. He made around 100 first ascents & new routes in Alps (mostly Dolomites & Gesäuse), NZ, & Canada including Mt Robson, Bugaboo Spire, & Louis.

CONDITION: Original dark navy cloth, small silver gilt dec cover, silver gilt lettering spine, top edge tinted blue. LACKING DUST JACKET. Book covers are slightly bowed (see photos), covers have light wear, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, pages are clean, no staining, no curling or folded corners, no foxing. A good reading copy of the hardcover edition with no major flaws other than the bowed covers and lack of DJ. Price: $35.


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