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The Mountaineers Books, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 896 pages

*Tilman (on reaching the summit of Nanda Devi): "I believe we so far forgot ourselves as to shake hands on it."
* Tilman (after arduous and ultimately unsuccessful attempts on two peaks in Central Asia, and his arrest as a spy): "as I turned to go down into Chitrail, tired, lousy, and bereft of my diaries, I felt that the year had at any rate been rich in instruction."

The W. L. Gore Shipton/Tilman Grant is named for Tilman, and his climbing companion, Eric Shipton, but too few Americans are aware of Tilman's remarkable gift for writing. This economically-priced paperbound includes: Snow on the Equator, The Ascent of Nanda Devi, When Men and Mountains Meet, Everest 1938, Two Mountains and a River, China to Chitral and Nepal Himalaya.

H. W. Tilman's belief was "any worthwhile expedition can be planned on the back of an envelope." He wrote fifteen mountaineering and sailing books.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
7
SNOW ON THE EQUATOR
13
THE ASCENT OF NANDA DEVI
149
WHEN MEN AND MOUNTAINS MEET
269
EVEREST 1938
423
TWO MOUNTAINS AND A RIVER
511
CHINA TO CHITRAL
661
NEPAL HIMALAYA
739
APPENDICES
887
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The W.L. Gore Shipton/Tilman Grant is named for Tilman and his climbing companion, Eric Shipton, but too few Americans are aware of Tilman's remarkable gift for writing. His belief was "any worthwhile expedition can be planned on the back of an envelope." He wrote 15 mountaineering and sailing books.

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