Eric Shipton

Eric Shipton

Everest and Beyond

Book - 1998
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"Threading his way over Tibetan passes or forcing the forbidding cirque of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, mountaineering legend Eric Shipton (1907-1977) continues to fascinate readers. Here biographer Peter Steele draws a full-bodied portrait of the self-effacing explorer with new information about his public and private lives. He gives, for the first time, the full story behind Shipton's shocking exclusion from the 1953 British expedition to Everest, a controversy that reverberated through the climbing world long after Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay successfully reached the summit."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Mountaineers, 1998
ISBN: 9780898866032
Branch Call Number: ANF 796.522
Characteristics: xii, 290 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm


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