Shipton, Eric - THAT UNTRAVELLED WORLD
Shipton, Eric. THAT UNTRAVELLED WORLD. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1969, First American Edition. An Autobiography. 286 pp, 2 endpaper maps, 6 other maps, one double-page. Line drawings by Biro, 26 B&W photographs. 'Shipton was arguably the greatest mountain explorer of all time. He took part in five Everest expeditions but is best known for his private lightweight expeditions with Tilman." (Reference Neate - S65). Shipton's writing, always perceptive, sometimes encompasses the spiritual elements in nature, and it shines forth in this autobiography. He touches upon his Everest experiences as well as other climbs in the Himalaya, Karakoram, Andes, and later in life, south in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Highlighted are climbing personalities and friends including Hillary, Lowe and legendary Sherpa Ang Tharkay. Now a scarce title, this copy Near Fine. Signed on Title Page by Eric Shipton, a rare autograph. Near Fine DJ, else VG+.