Shipton & Tilman: The Great Decade of Himalayan Exploration: Perrin, Jim
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Shipton & Tilman: The Great Decade of Himalayan Exploration

Author(s): Perrin, Jim

Copyright: 2013, UK
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 412, 21 bw photos, 3 maps, grey cloth
Condition: dj unclipped, very fine, cloth tight, very fine

Using previously unpublished original material (notebooks, correspondence, etc) Perrin tells the story of the greatest exploring partnership in British history. In the 1930s Tilman and the younger Shipton pioneered many routes in Africa and the Himalaya and found the key to unlocking Everest. They crossed Africa by bicycle, explored China with Michael Spender and John Auden, journeyed down the Oxus River to its source and, with no support, opened up much of the Nepalese Himalaya. In the words of Perrin, 'The journeys of discovery undertaken through two decades by this pair of venturesome ragamuffins are unparallelled in the annals of mountain exploration.' This is the third part of Perrin’s biographical mountain trilogy consisting of ‘Menlove’ (1985) and ‘The Villain’ (2005).

Finalist 2013 Banff Mountain Book Festival Mountain & Wilderness Literature. Winner 2014 Kekoo Naoroji Book Award for Himalayan Literature from the Himalayan Club.

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