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Only Two for Everest: How a First Ascent by Riddiford and Cotter Shaped Climbing History

ISBN: 9781927322406
Authors(s): Lyn McKinnon

About Only Two for Everest: How a First Ascent by Riddiford and Cotter Shaped Climbing History:

The First New Zealand Himalayan Expedition, in 1951, was initiated by Earle Riddiford, who with Ed Cotter and Pasang Dawa Lama made the first ascent of Mukut Parbat, their target peak in the Garhwal Himalaya. Accompanying them on that expedition, though not to that summit, were two other New Zealand climbers, Edmund Hillary and George Lowe. Hearing of the success on Mukut Parbat, the New Zealand Alpine Club suggested tothe Alpine Club in London that acclimatised New Zealanders would be a valuable asset on the forthcoming 1951 British Reconnaissance of Mt Everest, to be led by Eric Shipton. This resulted in an invitation for two New Zealanders to join the party: thrilling news the four climbers received while they were ensconced in the hill-country village of Ranikhet. A day and a half of bitter dispute rent the party asunder.

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No of pages: 320
Published as: Paperback
Genre: Travel Writing
Keywords: climbing and trekking, walking book, hiking book

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