Belles Ascensions Alpines: Ascensions Classiques. Andre Roch.

Belles Ascensions Alpines: Ascensions Classiques.

1950. Lausanne: Editions Jean Marguerat, [ca. 1950].

4to, 19pp. followed by 80 original photographs. Mapped endpapers. Original off-white cloth stamped in blue to upper board and backstrip. Illustrated dust-jacket with 3-inch closed tear to top of front cover. Some edgewear. Very good.

§ First edition. Text in French and includes the technical data for each ascent as part of the table of illustrations. Andre Roch (1906-2002) was a Swiss mountaineer and avalanche researcher. “Roch was one of the great inter-war Swiss climbers. He climbed the Himalaya in 1939 and 1947, and was a member of the 1952 Everest expedition” (Neate, 135). Item #11119

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