CONQUEST OF FITZROY Translated by Katharine Chorley and Nea Morin

(London: Andre Deutsch, 1957).

FIRST EDITION. The French Expedition to Mount FitzRoy, in the Patagonian Andes, reached the summit in February, 1952. Their triumph was remarkable not because of the mountain's height but because of the difficulties presented by its formation and geographical position. FitzRoy, a steeple of rock honed to a naked point by the appalling Pacific gales, faces the climber with 'sheer cliffs from which earlier expeditions had not even been able to guess at a route to the summit. Item #27745

First edition. A copy with provenance, coming from the library of famed climber Eric Roberts. Illustrated with plates of black and white photographs. 8vo, original navy blue cloth lettered on the spine in gilt, in the dustjacket. 237 pp. The book is quite fine, clean and fresh, the jacket still complete and attractive but with some age evidence and edgewear and with a few repairs on the verso.

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