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JOHN (HENRY CECIL) HUNT - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 184741

John Hunt, who led the first team to reach the summit of Everest, signed this typescript introduction to a symposium about Great Stories of Courage and Endurance on letterhead of the Royal Geographical Society. With many handwritten corrections.

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JOHN HUNT
John Hunt, who led the first team to reach the summit of Everest, signed this typescript introduction to a symposium about Great Stories of Courage and Endurance on letterhead of the Royal Geographical Society. With many handwritten corrections.
Typescript signed: "John Hunt". Lead pencil and black ink notations and marks on front and verso in unknown hand. 5 pages, 8¼x11¾, single-sided sheets, on letterhead of the Royal Geographical Society. Hunt is listed as president, but this has been crossed out. Titled: "Introduction to the Readers' Digest/Symposium of 'Great Stories of/Courage and Endurance." Hunt (1910-1988) was an accomplished mountaineer, having spent childhood holidays climbing in the Alps. When he was chosen to lead the team to conquer Everest, he already had extensive knowledge of the Himalayas due to several expeditions he took part in while serving in India in the 1930s. He did not put himself on either of the two summit teams, believing that his role as a coordinating leader would be more crucial to the success of the team as a whole. He made it possible for Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay to reach the top. John Hunt was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 after leading the first successful Mount Everest expedition. Lightly toned, soiled, stained and creased. Staple holes in top left corner. Light nicks and tears at top and left edges. Folded once and unfolded. Otherwise in fine condition.

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