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Stephen Venables –
Summit of Achievement

Signed by Stephen Venables and Chris Bonington.

This is the ‘Big Book’ to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Tenzing and Hillary’s climb, and may very well be the definitive photo history of the peak.

Venables tells the great Everest stories, made better with photos from the vast archives of the Royal Geographical Society who sponsored many UK Everest expeditions. Includes contributions by Ed Hillary, the Dalai Lama, Ed Douglas, John Keay, Tashi Tenzing, Mike Westmacott, etc.

On May 29, 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay stood atop the highest mountain in the world, where no one had ever stood before. This magnificent volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of their historic climb and chronicles the history of Everest exploration from the early years of the twentieth century to the present.

It is the first and only book on the subject to benefit from complete access to the Royal Geographical Society’s astonishingly rich collection of photographs, documents, and artifacts. Painstakingly selected from over 20,000 subjects, more than 400 photographs - many never before published - record the surveying, planning, reconnaissance expeditions, and ascents that the Royal Geographical Society and the Alpine Club jointly launched - beginning in 1921 and culminating in Hillary and Norgay’s landmark feat.

2003, 1st American edition.
252 pp, 400 color & b/w photos.

February 22nd, 2012 -
4:00 PM MDT
April 12th, 2012

Incremental bids must be at least $10 higher than the previous bid.
The high bidder on the last day wins, and has 1 week to submit payment.

Anyone can participate.

The book will be sent via registered mail.

All proceeds benefit the Highpointers Foundation. The amount donated is tax deductible beyond the ordinary value of the book; consult your tax professional.



Ends 4:00 PM MDT April 12th, 2012


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Dick Bourne - WINNING BID!

16:02, April 12th, 2012 


Michael Miller

10:34, April 12th, 2012 


Troy Shaver

18:42, April 11th, 2012 


Michael Miller

09:58, April 11th, 2012 


Dick Bourne

09:46, April 9th, 2012 


Michael Miller

14:38, March 25th, 2012 


Dick Bourne

18:37, March 3rd, 2012 


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