Mountain of My Fear - David RobertsSouvenir Press, 1969, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good+ - in Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ a little edgeworn and faded with a small nick at the head of the spine, tanning to the spine. Top edges of text block tanned.
Illustrated with B&W photographs and maps. From the cover: “In 1965, four Harvard students decided to climb for the first time the untouched western face of Mt. Huntington, known to mountaineers as Alaska’s hidden prize and perhaps her most beautiful mountain, one of the most striking in the world. Only a few others share it’s “sense of arrested grace; a sculptured frailty too savage for any sculptor’s hand; a kinship with the air around it that makes it seem always in motion.” This is the story of that magnificent achievement as told by one member of the party. It is, too, the story of how a perfect expedition turned, in one instant, into a trial of fear and sorrow as one of the climbers, descending from the summit, hurtled suddenly to his death. He was the one who in a time of despair, had said, “We’ll make it, Dave…” In this book we share that breathtaking experience.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 157
Cover Art By: Brian Paine
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