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UPON THAT MOUNTAIN Eric Shipton 1943 Scarce 1st ed DJ Near Fine [Not Signed]
By Shipton, Eric
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London, 1943, scarce 1st edition. 222 pp, 32 b/w photos, 4 maps. Black cloth hardcover with slightly chipped dust jacket. The book has an inscription and date on free FEP, and a faded spine, else Near Fine.

This small wartime book tells of Shipton's greatest adventures. [Neate S68.] The book was very popular; it was one of the few mountaineering books published during WWII, and had 4 printings. The first is by far the scarcest printing. 
 
Shipton began climbing in the Alps. In 1928 he went to Kenya as a coffee grower, and first climbed Nelion, a peak of Mount Kenya, in 1929. It was also in Kenya's community of Europeans that he met his future climbing partners Bill Tilman and Percy Wyn-Harris. Together with Wyn-Harris and Tilman, he climbed the twin peaks of Mount Kenya. In 1931, with Frank Smythe, Shipton was the among the first climbers to stand on the summit of Kamet (7816 metres), the highest peak climbed at that time.
 
Shipton explored the 'Blank on the Map' north of the Karakoram with Tilman. Shipton was involved with most of the Mount Everest expeditions during the 1930s and later, including the 1935 Mt Everest expedition.


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