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LAND OF TEMPEST: TRAVELS IN PATAGONIA 1958-1962 Eric Shipton 1963 1st UK ed No DJ Very Good
By Shipton, Eric
Price: $49.00


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London, Hoder & Stoughton, 1963, 1st edition. 224 pp, 25 ills. Original hardcover edition, No Dust Jacket, flaps of the DJ are tipped on to the endpapers, book has a slight slant, overall Very Good.

One of Shipton's most sought after titles. His traverse of the Southern Ice-Cap of Patagonia. A record of four expeditions made in four successive summer seasons, done partly as travel-adventure, partly as mountain climbing, and partly as scientific investigation.
 
As well as establishing the existence of a hitherto disputed active volcano, the team also went mountaineering in the previously unclimbed peaks of Tierra del Fuego. Shipton gives us an intimate look at camping and climbing in Patagonia and was an experienced climber (six Everest parties, the leader of the Shaksgam expedition to Karakoram, as well as climbs in the Pamir, Tien Shan and Kuen Lun ranges).


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