Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: OP1054A-288
THAT UNTRAVELLED WORLD: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY Eric Shipton 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Shipton, Eric
Price: $59.99

List Price: $150.00
You Save $90.01 (60%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

London, Hodder and Stoughton, 1969, 1st edition. 286 pp, 27 b/w photos, line illustrations by Biro, 8 maps (including 2 different ones on end papers), index. Brown cloth hardcover with gold lettering and dust jacket. Fine condition.

Eric's autobiography; his only major book not included in the 6-book collection. [Neate S65.]

Eric Shipton 1907 - 1977: Eric Shipton is unquestionably one of the greatest mountain explorers of the twentieth century, and was the first to develop the concept of lightweight, self-reliant expeditions, so important to mountaineering today. Shipton is perhaps best-known for his part in five Everest expeditions, and it is his legacy to have paved the way for the historic 1953 ascent. Many of the regions in which he travelled - Everest, Garhwal Himalaya, the Karakorams and Chilean Patagonia - still remain remote challenges today.

Having honed his skills in the Alps as a young man, Shipton made the second ascent of Mount Kenya in 1929 and began his famous partnership with Bill Tilman in the first traverse of that massif in 1930. These climbs set a new benchmark in unsupported mountain travel. A year later he took part in the first ascent of Kamet, and in 1933 was a member of the Everest expedition in which he made one of the highest ascents to date with Frank Smythe. These were large heavyweight expeditions, and Shipton quickly realized that huge mountain areas were still to be explored and that much could be achieved at negligible cost. It was this vision that took him and Tilman to the Garhwal Himalaya, where, in 1934, they were the first people ever to enter the enigmatic Nanda Devi Sanctuary, in a six-month, wide-ranging expedition that cost a mere £200.

This achievement inspired the Mount Everest Committee, then with limited funds at its disposal, to appoint Shipton to lead the 1935 Everest expedition. Shipton was keen to demonstrate how much could be done with one-tenth the budget of the previous 1933 mission and just a fraction of the disruption caused to the local countryside. The 1935 expedition will stand as simply one of the greatest mountain explorations of all time, reaching the North Col for a late season reconnaissance and then climbing twenty six peaks over 20,000 ft around the northern perimeter of Everest in an unsurpassed extravaganza of peak bagging. On more than one occasion they looked over the watershed into Nepal and onto the Western Cwm, which sixteen years later Shipton showed was the final route to the top of Everest. All this was achieved with a party of seven westerners and a group of Sherpas, who included his three companions in Nanda Devi, and the young Tenzing Norgay on his first Everest climb. As well as Shipton himself and Tilman, the team of seven westerners included the New Zealand ice expert, Dan Bryant. Shipton's liking for Bryant led him to accept Hillary and his fellow Kiwis onto his 1951 reconnaissance.

Shipton went on to take part in both the 1936 and 1938 Everest attempts, and make his great Karakoram journeys in 1937 and 1939. Having spent much of the war in Kashgar in Central Asia as a diplomat, he used this position to make remarkable journeys in the mountains of this remote region, many with his old companion Tilman. In 1951 he led the reconnaissance of Everest from the South. The small party, which included the young Hillary, discovered the route to the summit, and mirrored the 1935 expedition in the enormous amount of new country explored. One of Shipton's many journeys uncovered the now notorious yeti's footprint photographed next to an ice axe. This team, and the expedition he led to Cho Oyu the following year, were the foundation for the 1953 team, but it was Shipton's fate to be overlooked for that historic year.

Shipton's later explorations took him to new ground in the then unexplored regions of Southern Chile. Amongst many other achievements, he made the first traverses of the Patagonian ice cap, and the first ascent of several peaks in Tierra del Fuego, including the highest, now called Monte Shipton. His adventures carried on almost to the day he died in 1977, the same year that Tilman disappeared at sea.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
THE TRUE BOOK ABOUT THE NORTH POLE Eric Shipton 1957 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine [Shipton's Scarcest Book]
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $149.00 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $51.00 (26%)
- Item # OP1526-443
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THAT UNTRAVELLED WORLD: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY Eric Shipton 1969 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $39.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $36.00 (48%)
- Item # OP803-443
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TIERRA DEL FUEGO: THE FATAL LODESTONE Eric Shipton 1973 1st UK ed DJ Fine A Scarce Title
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $279.00
- Item # OP492-299
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MEN AGAINST EVEREST Eric Shipton 1955 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $39.00
- Item # OP347B-443
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ERIC SHIPTON: EVEREST AND BEYOND Peter Steele 1998 1st US ed Hardcover DJ New Multiple Copies Available
By: Steele, Peter
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $24.95, You Save $21.96 (88%)
- Item # BK1477-91714
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BLANK ON THE MAP Eric Shipton 1938 1st ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $495.00 ~ Regular $750.00, You Save $255.00 (34%)
- Item # OP417A-299
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN CONQUEST Eric Shipton 1966 1st US ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Shipton, Eric with Bradford Washburn
Price $29.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $21.00 (42%)
- Item # OP1052-443
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
UPON THAT MOUNTAIN Eric Shipton 1943 Scarce 1st ed DJ Near Fine [Not Signed]
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $149.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $101.00 (40%)
- Item # OP371A-443
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
NANDA DEVI: A JOURNEY TO THE LAST SANCTUARY Thomson 2004 1st UK ed DJ
By: Thomson, Hugh
Price $29.95 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $10.05 (25%)
- Item # BK2008
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
RIMO: MOUNTAIN ON THE SILK ROAD. 1988 1st UK edition Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Hillary, Peter
Price $15.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $24.01 (60%)
- Item # OP207AB-334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MEN AGAINST EVEREST Eric Shipton 1955 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $39.00
- Item # OP347B-443
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE MOUNT EVEREST RECONNAISSANCE EXPEDITION Eric Shipton 1953 2nd UK printing Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $69.00 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $30.95 (31%)
- Item # OP370B-443
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINS OF TARTARY Eric Shipton 1950 1st UK ed Hardcover No DJ Fine
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $49.00 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $51.00 (51%)
- Item # OP1053A-443
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
LAND OF TEMPEST: TRAVELS IN PATAGONIA 1958-1962 Eric Shipton 1963 1st US ed Hardcover No DJ Fine
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $29.00 ~ Regular $45.00, You Save $16.00 (36%)
- Item # OP1762A-443
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THAT UNTRAVELLED WORLD: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY Eric Shipton 1969 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $39.00 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $36.00 (48%)
- Item # OP803-443
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
UPON THAT MOUNTAIN Eric Shipton 1943 Scarce 1st ed DJ Near Fine [Not Signed]
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $149.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $101.00 (40%)
- Item # OP371A-443
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN CONQUEST Eric Shipton 1966 1st US edition Hardcover Scarce DJ Fine SIGNED by Bradford Washburn
By: Shipton, Eric with Bradford Washburn
Price $69.95
- Item # OP1052AB-677
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAIN CONQUEST Eric Shipton 1966 1st US ed Hardcover No DJ Near Fine
By: Shipton, Eric with Bradford Washburn
Price $29.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $21.00 (42%)
- Item # OP1052-443
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE TRUE BOOK ABOUT THE NORTH POLE Eric Shipton 1957 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine [Shipton's Scarcest Book]
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $149.00 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $51.00 (26%)
- Item # OP1526-443
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
TIERRA DEL FUEGO: THE FATAL LODESTONE Eric Shipton 1973 1st UK ed DJ Fine A Scarce Title
By: Shipton, Eric
Price $279.00
- Item # OP492-299
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALPS UPSIDE DOWN: MOUNTAIN PANORAMAS SYMMETRICALLY DOUBLED [Bergüber] Simon Walther 2017 1st edition Large Hardcover New
By: Walther, Simon and Markus Mäder
Price $49.99
- Item # BK4169-
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CONQUEST OF EVEREST: ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE FIRST ASCENT George Lowe 2013 1st ed Hardcover DJ 3 copies available
By: Lowe, George, and Huw Lewis-Jones
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $39.95, You Save $24.96 (62%)
- Item # BK4239-7323
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HOW WE SPENT THE SUMMER OR A VOYAGE EN ZIGZAG IN SWITZERLAND AND TYROL, WITH SOME MEMBERS OF THE ALPINE CLUB; FROM THE SKETCH BOOK OF ONE OF THE PARTY Elizabeth F. Tuckett 1866 3rd ed Very Good
By: Tuckett, Elizabeth F.
Price $125.00 ~ Regular $450.00, You Save $325.00 (72%)
- Item # OP4251-963
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOUNTAINS Keith Lye 1992 Large format Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Lye, Keith
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $15.01 (43%)
- Item # OP7157-693
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANSEL ADAMS IN THE CANADIAN ROCKIES Ansel Adams 2013 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Adams, Ansel
Price $37.99
- Item # BK4230-977
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HILLABY'S WORLD: ADVENTURES ACROSS THREE CONTINENTS John Hillaby 1992 1st ed Hardcover DJ New Multiple copies available
By: Hillaby, John
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $35.00, You Save $33.01 (94%)
- Item # BK640-6358
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALL FOURTEEN EIGHT-THOUSANDERS Reinhold Messner 1988 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine Multiple Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $30.01 (60%)
- Item # BK1014G-1977
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE MARCHING WIND [Amne Machin 6282m, 20,610'] Leonard Clark 1954 1st ed DJ VG-Fine 2 copies available
By: Clark, Leonard
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $5.01 (20%)
- Item # OP944-2672
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BROAD PEAK 2004 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Richard Sale
By: Sale, Richard
Price $69.00 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $31.00 (31%)
- Item # BK2002-443
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MY FATHER FRANK: THE UNRESTING SPIRIT OF EVEREST Tony Smythe 2013 1st ed New Hardcover
By: Smythe, Tony, Foreword by Doug Scott
Price $14.99 ~ Regular $39.95, You Save $24.96 (62%)
- Item # BK3875-614
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart