THE EXPERIENCES OF A MOUNTAINEER AND MEDICAL MISSIONARY
BY T. HOWARD SOMERVELL
1950 FIFTH EDITION
CLIMBING MEMBER'S ACCOUNT OF EVEREST 1922 AND 1924
This is the fifth edition of AFTER EVEREST - THE EXPERIENCES OF A MOUNTAINEER AND MEDICAL MISSIONARY by T. Howard Somervell. This book was published in 1950 by Hodder & Stoughton in London. The book measures 179mm tall x 110mm, and has 319 pages, 2 sketches, 2 maps, bibliography, index. This is the compact version of the book with complete text but it has no photos and is much smaller in format. Authorís personal accounts of the British 1922 & 1924 attempts on Everest & autobiographical notes mostly related to his medical work & travels in India following the 1924 climb. On the 1922 expedition Somervell, Mallory and Norton became the first people ever to climb above 8000 meters under their own power (several balloon guys had gone higher, some dying). They reached about 8200 meters on Everest without supplemental oxygen. He joined the 1924 expedition, climbing to 28,000 feet, but was plagued this time with throat problems from the dry air. Somervell was an extremely gifted man with disparate talents. He was also one of the strongest & smartest of all the early Everest climbers. About half the book is on Everest.
CONDITION: Original tan cloth with black lettering spine. The book is in nice condition with clean covers, no fading, no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, tight binding, no foxing, no rubbing. The dust jacket is tattered with ugly cellophane tape on the edges. About 1/2 of the spine is missing from the jacket. Still it is all held together in a protective sleeve (not shown in the photo), so it is functional in protecting the book covers from wear. Price: $15.
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