CONQUISTADORS OF THE USELESS

FROM THE ALPS TO ANNAPURNA -- AND BEYOND

By Lionel Terray

1963 FIRST UK PRINTING

ONE OF THE BEST MOUNTAINEERING BOOKS


This is the 1963 original first printing of the first UK edition of CONQUISTADORS OF THE USELESS. FROM THE ALPS TO ANNAPURNA by Lionel Terray. This book was published in London by Victor Gollancz Ltd in 1963. The book measures 222mm tall x 137mm, and has 351 pages, 78 b/w photos, 10 maps. Fascinating autobiography of a truly great alpinist who was tragically killed with his ropemate from a fall (caused by rockfall?) while climbing Mont Gerbier (Vercors, in 1965). Alps (classic Eigerwand 2nd ascent), Peru, first ascents of: Fitzroy, Annapurna (Lachenal & Herzog summitted), Makalu, Jannu, much more. Entertaining, candid writing without hubris or false modesty.

CONDITION: Original blue boards, spine lettered in gilt. Original dust jacket has rubbed edges, two 1cm tears upper front, two 1cm tears with crinkle lines lower front, chipping at some corners with loss up to 5mm deep. The book is in nice condition with very slight sunning to spine, clean, previous owner name and address penned to blank FFEP, otherwise no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, foxing to fore-edge but no foxing inside on the pages, tight binding. Price: $125.


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