A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya :: Stephen Venables soon to be presented for sale on the astounding BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Hutchinson, 2000, in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Maps; Appendices ;
From the cover: Like most accidents, it happened on the way down. Stephen Venables and three companions were returning triumphant from the first ascent of Panch Chuli V a remote Himalayan peak on the borders of India, Nepal and Tibet. They had been gone from the top camp for twenty-four hours and the fifth team member, Chris Bonington, was waiting anxiously. It was just before dawn when Bonington saw a torchlight plunging through the darkness and knew that something terrible had happened.
Crashing through the black night, flung from rock to rock, Stephen Venables assumed that he was plunging to his death. Against all the od…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the top corner of the upper panel, a decent copy otherwise.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 208 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I sweet-talk you into considering additional gorgeous books that are part of my Sport Mountaineering catalogue?