OUR EVEREST ADVENTURE, SIGNED BY SIX MEMBERS OF THE 1953 EVEREST EXPEDITION
HUNT, John. Our Everest Adventure. Leicester: Brockhampton Press, 1954. Square octavo, original pictorial cloth, original dust jacket. $1400.
First edition, signed by six members of the 1953 Everest expedition: John Hunt, Michael Westmacott, George Band, Charles Wylie, George Lowe and Alfred Gregory. With over 130 photographic illustrations, in original dust jacket.
The 1953 British Expedition to Mount Everest was the eighth in 30 years to attempt Everest. On May 29th, 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and guide Tenzing Norgay at last stood at the summit; it was a culminating moment in mountaineering history, and one of the great achievements of human stamina and will. Our Everest Adventure was written by Sir John Hunt, the leader of the expedition, who described it as "primarily a pictorial record, designed to bring to life the story as I attempted to describe it in The Ascent of Everest. The words are the same as those I wrote in that book; it is, in fact, a shorter version brought to life by photographs" (from the Foreword). Owner signature on inscription page of photographer, mountaineer and climbing instructor Paul Hill.
Book with just a bit of faint foxing; lightest edge-wear, minimal foxing to dust jacket. A handsome near-fine copy.