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THE SEA AND THE SNOW: THE SOUTH INDIAN OCEAN EXPEDITION TO HEARD ISLAND [H.W. Tilman] Philip Temple 1966 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Temple, Philip
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Melbourne, 1966, 1st edition. 188 pp, 23 b/w photos, maps on endpapers. Blue cloth hardcover with dust jacket. Minor edge stain to some pages, else a fine copy of a scarce book. Near Fine. Foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary. 

Philip Temple is (he is still alive, age 91 in 2021) a New Zealand climber and author, who wrote five climbing books from 1962 to 1953. Later he wrote fiction, and ion the new century her is back to writing about his personal climbs. 

The cruise of the Pantanela, a 63-foot schooner, in 1964. The first privately sponsored such expedition to leave Australia since the 1930s, its objective was to climb Mawson's Peak, the highest point of the island's volcano, Big Ben. H.W. Tilman was the boat's skipper. He was invited on several voyages because he knew how to navigate with sextant and chronograph. 




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