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Five Miles High

First Edition


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First edition of Five Miles High: The Story of an Attack on the Second Highest Mountain in the World, signed by members of the 1953 and 1978 K2 expeditions.

Octavo, xii, 381pp. Publisher’s red cloth, title stamped in gilt on spine. Bookplate affixed to front flyleaf. Light rubbing to boards, some toning to spine. Illustrated endpapers, with detailed maps of K2. Complete with frontispiece and 46 full-page photographs and 3 maps. Lacking the scarce dust jacket. (Neate B58) Signed by 9 members of the 1978 K2 expedition, 7 members of the 1953 K2 expedition and 8 other notable climbers.

Signed by the following 1978 K2 expedition:
· Team leader Jim Whittaker (1st American to summit Mount Everest)
· Jim Wickwire (1st American to summit K2)
· John Roskelley (’78 team member and summiteer)
· Skip Edmonds (’78 team member)
· Bill Sumner (’78 team member)
· Dianne Roberts (’78 team member)
· Rick Ridgeway (’78 team member and summiteer)
· Rob Schaller (’78 team member)
· Craig Anderson (’78 team member)

Signed by the following 1953 K2 expedition:
· Pete Schoening (’53 expedition)
· Dee Molenaar (’53 expedition)
· Charles Houston (’53 expedition leader)
· Bob Bates (’53 expedition leader)
· Tony Streather (’53 expedition)
· Bob Craig (’53 expedition)
· George Bell (’53 expedition)

Other notable signatures:
· Peter Athans (7 time Everest summiteer)
· Chris Bonington (His career has included nineteen expeditions to the Himalayas, including four to Mount Everest)
· Carlos P. Buhler (summited Everest, K2 and other 8000-meter peaks)
· Fred B. Dunham (’75 expedition)
· Fred C. Stanley (’75 expedition)
· Galen Rowell (’75 expedition)
· Kurt Diemberger (summited Everest, K2 and other 8000-meter peaks)
· Greg Child (summited Everest and K2)

Additional information

Location Published

New York


Dodd, Mead & Company


First Edition

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