Fine condition.Fourth Estate,2000.First UK edition-first printing(1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2).Black hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,small nick on the edge of the cover) with Dj(two creases and nicks on the Dj cover),both in fine condition.Illustrated with b/w photos.The book is as new with a small pencil mark impression on the edge of the first blank page of the book,small mark on the outer edge of the pages.310pp including Selected reading,index.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Book Description: Early one January morning, five exceptional young climbers set out to conquer the previously unclimbed north face of Mount Cleveland in the Northern Rockies. In view of the severe New Year weather and warnings from local experts, they took with them enough supplies to last for a week. They also carried a revolver, which they planned to bury at the mountain's peak. Seven days later, no word had been received. Their tracks led up the mountain but did not lead down. The revolver was never seen again. Despite a dangerous and desperate search-and-rescue mission, no trace of the boys was found. They had effectively disappeared. Only 188 days later did the mountain finally yield the terrible secret of the expedition's tragic flaw. The mystery of high mountains, the source of their dreadful attraction, lies in their legendary danger. In the fifteenth century, mountain travellers were led through the Alps blindfolded because the high places were thought to contain visions that would drive them mad. Atop the Matterhorn, it was believed, was a ruined city inhabited by the souls of the dead. Dragons were thought to live in the high altitudes. The dragon's roar expressed itself all too clearly: as an avalanche. White Death is the story of avalanches, told through the Mount Cleveland expedition. It is not the highest mountain in the world but it's one where the dragon roars most frequently and with the greatest ferocity: avalanches up to fifteen times a day have been recorded. And avalanches have awesome force: one in Alaska contained 1,000,000 cubic yards of ice and fell 10,000 feet in elevation, travelling up and over a 3000-foot mountain en route and throwing up a plume of ice into the air that was visible from 100 miles away. A reverie on the appeal of high mountains, an awful warning of their catastrophic destructive power, White Death is a brilliant narrative of avalanches and a homage to the snow dragon.