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*Tilman (on reaching the summit of Nanda Devi): "I believe we so far forgot ourselves as to shake hands on it."
* Tilman (after arduous and ultimately unsuccessful attempts on two peaks in Central Asia, and his arrest as a spy): "as I turned to go down into Chitrail, tired, lousy, and bereft of my diaries, I felt that the year had at any rate been rich in instruction."
The W. L. Gore Shipton/Tilman Grant is named for Tilman, and his climbing companion, Eric Shipton, but too few Americans are aware of Tilman's remarkable gift for writing. This economically-priced paperbound includes: Snow on the Equator, The Ascent of Nanda Devi, When Men and Mountains Meet, Everest 1938, Two Mountains and a River, China to Chitral and Nepal Himalaya.
H. W. Tilman's belief was "any worthwhile expedition can be planned on the back of an envelope." He wrote fifteen mountaineering and sailing books.
About the Author: According to David Roberts, H.W. TILMAN was "the best expedition writerâ€Ωjust as he was arguably the century's best explorer-mountaineer, whittling his whole life to a sunny vagabondage that held him in its thrall even as he sailed off into the Antarctic Ocean in his eightieth year." More prosaically, Tilman was a coffee planter turned adventurer who climbed extensively in Africa and the Himalaya; he also served in both World Wars. In 1934, Tilman and Eric Shipton pioneered a route to Nanda Devi's 'Inner Sanctuary.' This was followed, in 1936, by a first ascent by Tilman and N. E. Odell of Nanda Devi, reputedly the most outstanding mountaineering success of the pre-Second World War era. Tilman was next was appointed the leader of the 1938 (British) Everest Expedition, on which he reached more than 27,000 feet (without supplementary oxygen). His Everest expedition was marked by the small size and close-knit quality of the participants, the Shipton/Tilman belief being that "any worthwhile expedition can be planned on the back of an envelope." The W.L. Gore Shipton/Tilman Grant is named for the two adventurers.
Buchbeschreibung Mountaineers Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0898860741 used condition; Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU1071978
Buchbeschreibung Mountaineers Books, 1983. Buchzustand: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2784773169
Buchbeschreibung Mountaineers Books, The. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0898860741I3N10
Buchbeschreibung Mountaineers Books, U.S.A., 1983. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good. Dust jacket complete, edge wear, damage to top spine. 1/2" stain to bottom ffep, stain along bottom edge of pages iii to vi. Text, illlustrations and photographs very good to fine. Expedited or International shipping may cost more. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 013818
Buchbeschreibung The Mountaineers, Seattle, Washington, 1983. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good +. No Jacket. Published simultaneously in the U.K. by Diadem Books and in the U.S. by the Mountaineers. Bound in green cloth-covered boards with a gold-lettered spine. Book is tight, square, and unmarked; some foxing to page edges, endpapers. No dust jacket. Mylar protected. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 003466
Buchbeschreibung Mountaineers Books, 1983. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. 0898860741. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 732044
Buchbeschreibung Mountaineers Books. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 0898860741 Like New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LN6.0604160
Buchbeschreibung Mountaineers Books, 1983. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020898860741
Buchbeschreibung Mountaineers Books, 1983. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010898860741
Buchbeschreibung Mountaineers Books, Seattle, 1983. Hardcover. Buchzustand: nf/nf. Octavo. 896pp A near fine copy in an equally nice dust jacket. Protected in an archival wrapper. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 39115