Expedition card of the Swiss Dhaulagiri Expedition 1960
Signed expedition card of the first successful ascent of Dhaulagiri, 13.5.1960 by a Swiss Expedition.
Frontside: picture taken by Toni Hagen (Swiss geologist).
Dr. Toni Hagen was the first foreigner to trek throughout Nepal during geological and geographic survey work and mapping on behalf of the United Nations. He clocked over 14,000 km walking several times across Nepal, where the topography is mostly hilly to snow-covered. He filmed Nepalese cultural and ethnic diversity originally as produced as a silent documentary, and later with an English narration in his own voice. Dr. Hagen is also the author of several books including a book entitled Nepal.
The backside is signed by following members: Max Eiselin Swiss (leader) Ernst Forrer Swiss, Albin Schelbert (Swiss), Norman G. Dyhrenfurth (USA / cameraman), Peter Diener (Swiss) Kurt Diemberger (Austria), Dr. Hajdukiewicz (Poland / doctor), Adam Skoczylas (Poland), Sherdan (liaison officer).
Ten days later, expedition members Michel Vaucher and Hugo Weber, both Swiss, also reached Dhaulagiri’s summit.
The fingerprint on the card is from a Sherpa.