Climbs of My Youth - Andre RochLondon: Lindsay Drummond, 1949, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier sunning to the spine and a good deal of loss to the lower panel. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Portraits;
From the cover: “The author is one of the foremost Swiss mountaineers, famous for many fine expeditions in the Alps and the Himalayas. This is the story of his early climbs, and for sheer gripping excitement it would be hard to equal the chapters on the ascent of the Grepon in winter with the famous guide Armand Charlet; the first ascent of the north face of the Triolet; and the first descent of the north face of the Dru, which caused considerable excitement in mountaineering circles at the time. The book is illustrated with an exceptionally fine series of photographs which arc at the same time of great technical interest to the climber and of high artistic value.”