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SHIPTON, E[ric].

Nanda Devi.

Stock Code
92885
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1936
£1,450

'Shipton was a natural choice for the Mount Everest expedition of 1933 on which he reached 27,900 feet, but the experience of those two lavishly organised undertakings convinced him that this was the wrong way to travel in the Himalayas and his next venture was in stark contrast. In company with [Harold] Tilman and three Sherpas he spent three months in Garhwal Himalaya living largely off the country and at a total cost of £286. Instead of travelling as sahibs and retainers they went as companions, sharing the same food and privations. In this remarkable journey they forced an entry, for the first time, up the formidable Rishi gorge and into the Nanda Devi sanctuary which, with its satellite peaks, they surveyed' (ODNB).

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Description

First edition, 8vo, xvi, 310 pp., numerous photographic illustrations throughout, drawings in text by Bip Pares, decorated endpapers, publisher's black cloth, black lettered, original pictorial dust-wrapper, a fine copy.

Bibliography

Neate S63, Yakushi S431.

Stock ID:92885

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