TENZING, Jusy, and Tashi TENZING. Tenzing and the Sherpas of Everest.

[Sydney], HarperCollins, 2001.

£128

to K-28vo. Original paperback, pp. 201, highly illustrated; a very good, and interesting association copy.

First edition, second printing. Written by the grandson of the world's most famous sherpa and his wife, this homage to Norgai and his fellow sherpas was sent by the Tenzings from Australia to the soldier-mountaineer Tony Streather in England. An accompanying letter written ad signed by Jusy loosely inserted.

Provenance: From the library of the mountaineer and soldier Tony Streather (1926-2018), who had come 'to mountain climbing by chance. Staying on in the subcontinent after independence and partition between India and Pakistan, as aide-de-camp to the governor of North West Frontier Province, Streather was the last British officer serving under a Pakistani commanding officer when, in 1950, a Norwegian expedition led by the ecologist Arne Næss arrived in the region with the intention of climbing Tirich Mir (7,708m), the highest mountain in the Hindu Kush' (obiturary in The Guardian). Further high-altitude exploits included joining the 1953 American Karakoram Expedition to K-2 (reaching 7,800m), and participating in the first ascent of Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world in 1955. This made him the first man ever to climb two peaks of over 25,000 feet.

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