CONWAY, William Martin; A. D. McCormick.


Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram-Himalayas.

London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1894.

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This was the first major attempt to explore the Karakoram. The six-man expedition ascended the Hispar Glacier, then climbed up and down the Biafo and the Baltoro and achieved a height record. A remarkable achievement. Unfortunately most of the photographic plates which were to be used to illustrate the book were lost. This volume is also particularly significant for Conway’s narrative of the expedition’s sighting of K2 and reference to the mountain by its Indian Atlas letter and number code. This code was subsequently adopted as the standard name for the world’s second highest mountain.


First edition. 8vo., xxviii, 709, [1] adverts, 127pp., 300 illustrations,one folding map of Kashmir, original tan pictorial cloth gilt, light wear to hinges, ownership inscription to half title (dated 1895), an excellent copy.


Neate C103; Yakushi C336.


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