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This is an auction for NO PLACE FOR MEN, by Peter Mulgrew.

“To climb 27,790-foot Makalu without oxygen, to carry out high altitude physiological research and to capture an Abominable Snowman: such were the aims of the Himalayan Scientific and Mountaineering Expedition, led by Sir Edmund Hillary, which set off in 1960. With Hillary went Peter Mulgrew, of the Royal New Zealand Navy, an experienced mountaineer who had accompanied Hillary to the South Pole in 1957. Mulgrew collapsed when nearly at the summit of Makalu, and was brought back down to base - severely frostbitten and literally more dead than alive - by his comrades, who braved appalling dangers in the race to save his life. At the little hospital at Kathmandu, a drug given to alleviate his pain set up an addiction. On return to Auckland, both feet and several fingers had to be amputated. The shock deepened the addiction, but Mulgrew and his wife faced, fought, and conquered it together. He writes clearly, vividly and with great good humour. His disablement has left unscathed his wit and his high spirits.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Peter Mulgrew was a New Zealand mountaineer, yachtsman and businessman. He died in the crash of Air New Zealand Flight 901, an Antarctic sightseeing flight that slammed into Mount Erebus, killing all 257 on board. He was a commentator on the flight, having replaced his close friend Sir Edmund Hillary, who was on a scheduled speaking tour of the United States. In 1989 his widow, June, married Hillary. Mulgrew embarked on several expeditions. . .

Hardback 1965.

199 pages.

Photographs and illustrations throughout.

Tears in the dust jacket. Otherwise, good condition.

The cost of shipping is $5.50.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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