F+ in F+ jacket. F+/F+. 8vo. original blue textured paper boards gilt in dustwrapper and slipcase; pp. xviii, 280, with 7 colour photographs, 15 monochrome photographs, text figures & a map. A very fine copy, as new. This edition issued on the 50th anniversary of the first ascent contains a set of facsimile signatures of the team, different photographs, a new foreword from the patron, H.R.E. The Duke of Edinburgh, and a preface by the author from the 1993 edition. Limited edition of 1000 copies. [Neate H135: John Hunt led the successful British expedition in 1953, and subsequently became the 'father figure' of post-war British mountaineering. He was President of the Alpine Club in 1956-58, which included the Centenary celebrations].
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