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This is an auction for SHIPTON & TILMAN: THE GREAT DECADE OF HIMALAYAN EXPLORATION, by Jim Perrin.

"A fascinating portrait of a friendship that pushed the boundaries of knowledge and endeavour."
- Sunday Times (UK)

"This is witty, literate, erudite and committed writing, and I'll be surprised if this year sees a better mountaineering book."
- Geographical Magazine (UK)

Amazon.com review:

"Making use of unpublished diaries, journals, and extensive correspondence, this is the extraordinary story of two British mountaineers who single-handedly mapped out much of the Himalayas—including Everest—and the mountains of Africa. In the 1930s, Tilman and the younger Shipton pioneered many routes in Africa and the Himalayas and found the key to unlocking Everest. They crossed Africa by bicycle, explored China with Spender and Auden, journeyed down the Oxus River to its source and, with no support, opened up much of the Nepalese Himalaya. In the words of Jim 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 a fresh and original portrait of one of the greatest exploring partnerships in history, and of the quirky, humorous friendship that underpinned it."

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Paperback 2014.

410 pages + photographs.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • shippina via NZ Post$4.95
  • tracked mail$6.95
  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$9.95
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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