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1 McManners, Hugh Crowning The Dragon - Adventures in the Chinese Karakoram
London Grafton Books 1989 0246133821 / 9780246133823 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Silver title on blue boards which are clean and has very light bumping to lower edge. Internally very clean, uninscribed and unmarked. A Very Good + copy. Dustjacket has light creasing to top and is complete VG+. The author Major Hugh McManners' account of joining an Army expedition to climb the world's third highest unclimbed peak. In 1982 he returned from active duty in the Falklands, subsequently suffering from depression and decided to join the ten man team led by Captain Henry Morgan to climb the 7,500 metre crown in August 1987. He was appointed 'official' cameraman and joined the group in Hong Kong, getting to know his colleagues on the long journey through China, struggling with bureaucracy and a long trek by foot and camel. They failed to reach the summit by a whisker but he learnt a great deal about himself. 61 coloured photographs and 4 maps. *** NOT EX LIB *** 
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