London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1956.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. 360 pp, with 17 plates. Translated from the German by Hugh Merrick. Buhl's solo ascent of Nanga Parbat from the final camp (the first successful summit of the mountain) "ranks as one of the most outstanding feats in climbing history," according to Neate (B210). Buhl fell to his death on Chogolisa in 1957, while descending with Kurt Diemberger. This copy is signed by Diemberger on the half-title page. Boards have some light soiling, bottom corners bumped, bookplate on front pastedown, pages slightly rippled from storage in a humid environment. Jacket is rubbed at the extremities and has considerable soiling to the rear panel and some staining to the spine, but remains attractive overall.