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No Tigers in the Hindu Kush


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By Philip Tranter,    With a Foreword by Nigel Tranter

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Published by Hodder and Stoughton, 1968, 1st UK Edition, D/w (small 1 cm tear), Fine.    Story of the Scottish Hindu Kush Expedition 1965, which consisted of Philip Tranter, Will Fraser, Gavin Johnstone and John Wedderburn.  The expedition drive 6,000 miles overland from Scotland to Nuristan to explore some of the more remote and unknown Central Hindu Kush, to attempt the second ascent of Koh-i-Krebek (20,500 feet) and to map hitherto unmapped terrain.  As well as making the second ascent of Krebek, they climbed 9 other significant peaks, named another dozen and ‘discovered’ a dramatic rock and ice range that they called the Rum Mountains.  Philip Tranter, who was planning to write this book, was tragically killed in a motor accident in France on 19th August 1966 and his father, Nigel Tranter, took on the task of editing Philip’s diary of the expedition, photographs, maps and sketch-plans into this book, with support from the other 3 members of the Expedition.



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