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Riassunto: One of the greatest explorers of the 20th century
Shipton's Everest explorations set the stage for its conquest by Edmund Hillary
Eric Shipton was an adventurer when adventure meant traveling to places for which no maps existed, scaling mountains whose heights were uncalculated, and encountering people whom no westerner had ever met. That Untravelled World, originally published in 1969, is his autobiography, written near the end of his career, when the passing of time had deepened his reflections on his many accomplishments and companions.
Shipton's story begins with his early childhood, his first climbs in the Alps, his decision to be a coffee farmer rather than attend university, and his early climbs in Africa. He recounts his introduction to Bill Tilman, through a letter Tilman sent asking for advice about climbing Mount Kenya. This introduction lead to one of the most famous climbing partnerships in history-as bonded in pursuit of adventure as Holmes and Moriarty were in solving crimes.
In 1951 Shipton led an expedition to explore the south side of Everest. His small party of four (plus Sherpas) explored Everest's Western Cwm to determine if the South Col could be climbed from there. In 1952, unable to get a permit to climb Everest, Shipton and his team climbed "eleven mountains between 21,000 and 23,000 feet, and a number of smaller peaks." Shipton was expected to be named the leader of the momentous 1953 British Everest expedition but, surprisingly, John Hunt was chosen instead. Of the slight, Shipton wrote, "I had often deplored the exaggerated publicity accorded to Everest expeditions and the consequent distortion of values. Yet, when it came to the point, I was far from pleased to withdraw from this despised limelight; nor could I fool myself that it was only the manner of my rejection that I minded."
So disappointed was Shipton in being overlooked to lead the Everest summit expedition that he left Britain for South America. He never again returned to the Himalaya yet, as this book reveals, his adventures were far from over.
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Descrizione libro Hodder & Stoughton, 1977. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. New Edition. HARDBACK. Condition: VG in Good dust jacket. There are scuffs along the edges of the jacket. Codice libro della libreria 014451
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Descrizione libro London, 1977. Condizione libro: Near Fine/Near Fine. new edition. 8vo. 286pp. Nice copy. Codice libro della libreria MAIN008394I
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Descrizione libro Hodder and Stoughton, London 1977, 1977. New Edition. 8vo hardback with slightly edgeworn dust jacket. 286pp., indexed, with line illustrations by Biro, b/w photos and maps. Ink initials of previous owner on ffep. VG/VG (Shelf 99) ISBN: 0340216093 ** To see a scan of this book please visit our Home page ** Our shop is open to visitors Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm. - Credit and (UK) Debit cards welcome.- Books posted Worldwide. - For any queries please contact us direct. Codice libro della libreria 34912
Descrizione libro Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1977. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Codice libro della libreria P020340216093
Descrizione libro Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1977. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Like New. Almost new condition. Codice libro della libreria P010340216093
Descrizione libro Hodder & StoughtonLondon, 1977. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Biro (illustratore). "Eric Shipton the greatest of our explorer-mountaineers, began his illustrious climbing career in the Alps in the twenties at a time when the high Dauphine was still wild and rarely visited. He managed to continue climbing while earning a living as a farmer in Kenya, and in the early thirties made his first expeditions to the Himalayas in the company of the most distinguished climber of the period, Frank Smythe. " Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Codice libro della libreria 006611
Descrizione libro Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1977. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110340216093
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