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The Ascent of Nanda Devi


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By H.W. Tilman,    With a Foreword by Dr. T.G. Longstaff

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Published by The Macmillan Company, New York, 1937, 1st US Edition, Insc, No D/w, cloth a little stained and dull, V.G.    H.W. Tilman (1898-1977) was a prominent twentieth century English mountaineer, famous for both his Himalayan explorations, often with Eric Shipton, and later in life, his sailing voyages and explorations.  His final voyage was in 1977, in his eightieth year, when Simon Richardson’s boat En Avant, in which he was sailing, disappeared after leaving Rio De Janeiro bound for Port Stanley.  Though Tilman took part in both the 1935 Everest Reconnaissance Expedition and the 1938 Expedition where, as leader, he reached over 27,000 feet without artificial oxygen, his first ascent of Nanda Devi with Noel Odell in 1936 was probably his most significant climbing achievement.

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