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First edition of South Col by Wilfrid Noyce (1955) a personal story of the ascent of Everest

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First American edition of South Col by Wilfrid Noyce (1955) a personal story of the ascent of Everest. This book is in good to very good condition. The dust jacket is in clear plastic with some wear on the tape that was used to cover it. This could be replaced and the dust jacket itself would look better. Owners signature and address written on first page. Otherwise no other markings. Great photos and illustrations from the earliest climbs in the Himalaya.

Cuthbert Wilfrid Francis Noyce (31 December 1917 – 24 July 1962) (usually known as Wilfrid Noyce (often misspelt as 'Wilfred'),[1] some sources give third forename as Frank) was an English mountaineer and author. He was a member of the 1953 British Expedition that made the first ascent of Mount Everest.

Edmund Hillary, meeting Noyce for the first time as the expedition assembled in Nepal, echoed Hunt's praise: "Wilf Noyce was a tough and experienced mountaineer with an impressive record of difficult and dangerous climbs. In many respects I considered Noyce the most competent British climber I had met."

"We were on a summit, overlooked in this whole scene only by Lhotse and Everest. And this was the scene long dreamed, long hoped for. To the right and above, the crenellations of Lhotse cut a blue sky fringed with snow cloudlets. To the left, snow mist still held Everest mysteriously. But the eye wandered hungry and fascinated over the plateau between; a space of boulders and bare ice perhaps four hundred yards square, absurdly solid and comforting at first glance in contrast with the sweeping ridges around, or the blank mist that masked the Tibetan hills beyond. But across it a noisy little wind moaned its warning that the South Col, goal of so many days' ambition, was not comfortable at all. And in among the glinting ice and dirty grey boulders there lay some yellow tatters – all that remained of the Swiss expedition of last year." Wilfrid Noyce - From the book South Col.

“From our book shelf to yours. Wishing you great reading. Have fun browsing through our gallery." Barbara and Michael

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Each book in our collection has been hand selected by Barbara and Michael over many years of hunting for them. We hope you will find a special treasure to read or share.
First American edition of South Col by Wilfrid Noyce (1955) a personal story of the ascent of Everest. This book is in good to very good condition. The dust jacket is in clear plastic with some wear on the tape that was used to cover it. This could be replaced and the dust jacket itself would look better. Owners signature and address written on first page. Otherwise no other markings. Great photos and illustrations from the earliest climbs in the Himalaya.

Cuthbert Wilfrid Francis Noyce (31 December 1917 – 24 July 1962) (usually known as Wilfrid Noyce (often misspelt as 'Wilfred'),[1] some sources give third forename as Frank) was an English mountaineer and author. He was a member of the 1953 British Expedition that made the first ascent of Mount Everest.

Edmund Hillary, meeting Noyce for the first time as the expedition assembled in Nepal, echoed Hunt's praise: "Wilf Noyce was a tough and experienced mountaineer with an impressive record of difficult and dangerous climbs. In many respects I considered Noyce the most competent British climber I had met."

"We were on a summit, overlooked in this whole scene only by Lhotse and Everest. And this was the scene long dreamed, long hoped for. To the right and above, the crenellations of Lhotse cut a blue sky fringed with snow cloudlets. To the left, snow mist still held Everest mysteriously. But the eye wandered hungry and fascinated over the plateau between; a space of boulders and bare ice perhaps four hundred yards square, absurdly solid and comforting at first glance in contrast with the sweeping ridges around, or the blank mist that masked the Tibetan hills beyond. But across it a noisy little wind moaned its warning that the South Col, goal of so many days' ambition, was not comfortable at all. And in among the glinting ice and dirty grey boulders there lay some yellow tatters – all that remained of the Swiss expedition of last year." Wilfrid Noyce - From the book South Col.

“From our book shelf to yours. Wishing you great reading. Have fun browsing through our gallery." Barbara and Michael

If you have any questions about this item, please feel free to convo us.

Each book in our collection has been hand selected by Barbara and Michael over many years of hunting for them. We hope you will find a special treasure to read or share.

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First edition of South Col by Wilfrid Noyce (1955) a personal story of the ascent of Everest

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