Eric Shipton: Everest and Beyond: Steele, Peter
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Eric Shipton: Everest and Beyond

Author(s): Steele, Peter

Copyright: 1998, US
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 27 bw photos, 21 maps, appendices, blue cloth
Condition: dj fine, cloth fine

Steele’s delightful biography of Shipton, legendary mountain explorer, provides insight into this enigmatic character, who is still the role model for post-war expedition climbers. Steele had access to Shipton’s family, friends, diaries, and personal letters to trace his life from early farming days in Kenya to his last journeys in Patagonia. He also examines the political undercurrents of Everest expedition maneuvering and the controversy surrounding Shipton’s replacement as leader of the 1953 Everest expedition.

This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at a sales meeting for the outdoor apparel company he worked for. Phil and Henry became fast friends and cherished the time they spent together climbing in Colorado, Utah, California and the East Coast. Some of Phil's most favorite climbs were in his own backyard of Eldorado Canyon in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to being an avid climber, Phil also loved skiing, fly fishing, and music. Phil spent a lifetime in the outdoor business with Woolrich for 25+ years and Orvis for 3 years.

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