Eric Shipton: The Six Mountain Travel Books

Eric Shipton The Six Mountain Travel Books Shipton s pioneering treks and climbs in unmapped mountain ranges laid the groundwork for the first ascent of Everest and other Himalayan peaks A global traveler he was tapped for Britain s diplomati

  • Title: Eric Shipton: The Six Mountain Travel Books
  • Author: Eric Shipton
  • ISBN: 9781594854897
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback
  • Shipton s pioneering treks and climbs in unmapped mountain ranges laid the groundwork for the first ascent of Everest and other Himalayan peaks A global traveler, he was tapped for Britain s diplomatic core during World War II These six books cover Shipton s greatest adventuresNew paper edition of the classic omnibus Shipton 6 now with foreword by Stephen Vena Shipton s pioneering treks and climbs in unmapped mountain ranges laid the groundwork for the first ascent of Everest and other Himalayan peaks A global traveler, he was tapped for Britain s diplomatic core during World War II These six books cover Shipton s greatest adventuresNew paper edition of the classic omnibus Shipton 6 now with foreword by Stephen Venables Includes complete text of Shipton s six books Nanda Devi Blank on the Map Upon That Mountain Mountains of Tartary Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition 1951 Land of TempestEric Shipton s adventures in the mountains are virtually incomparable He explored Central Asia, Africa, and South America, making a number of significant first ascents of his own as well as pioneering routes for the first ascents of others This set of Shipton s six mountain travel books, now in paperback, takes readers along on his exploits and expeditions, letting them experience a time in history when vast regions of the world were unknown to all but the indigenous inhabitants.

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    1. Sometimes when I read late 19th century and early 20th century exploration narratives, I struggle with the old-fashioned language. Not so here in these series of books written over the early part of the 20th century on the exploration of the Himalaya and Patagonia using the style of alpine climbing - light and fast with small parties. I do think that the narrative on the 1951 Everest recon expedition (which assessed the viability of doing the now-standard South Col route) could have benefited fr [...]

    2. To be read alongside H.W.Tilmams memoirs, two remarkable explorers both sharing an ethos of small is better, walking into the 'blank on the map' of the Karakorum, and the preliminary pre-war Everest expeditions. There are many adventures to be had here and many moments to savour. One of my desert island reads. Tilman eventually left mountaineering, which he percieved as become too crowded and departed on a series of remarkable ocean adventures, from which he finally never returned.

    3. I won this book from and although it is not my normal selection of book I found it very interesting with detailed descriptions. I didn't read word for word but skipped around in no particular order.

    4. A lesson to all modern explorers and adventure mountaineers. Shipton went there and did it all years ago. This collection of his most important writing has stood the test of time. Recommended.

    5. A great collection of books about traveling the world's high mountains and climbing them back in the day.

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