Search and Travel in the Causcasus
Douglas Freshfield's account of a rescue expedition to find two missing mountaineers on Dykh-Tau
First edition. Paper covers with printed titling to front cover. 24.5 × 15.5cm, 31pp , folding map.
This account was taken from the 'Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography', and describes a rescue expedition he undertook to discover the fate of two mountaineering colleagues, Fox and Donkin, in the Russian Caucasus. They had set out to climb Dychtau or Dykh-Tau (16,923 ft) but were lost. (A fellow mountaineer, Clinton Dent had turned back through ill health). This account is illustrated with five full page plates and a fold out map.
Whilst the text is complete and all illustrations present, it is practically disbound. There is heavy wear to the spine (it has nearly separated) and the pages are all nearly loose. However, it is quite a rare piece of mountaineering history and remains readable with gentle handling.