High Mountains and Cold Seas: A Biography of H. W. Tilman (J. R. L. Anderson) soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Victor Gollancz, 1980, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps;
From the cover: H. W. Tilmans life defies comparison: for the variety and scale of his achievement in the field of action, who can match him? As an explorer he won the Royal Geographical Societys highest award, the Founders Medal: his land travels in Africa and Central Asia may be less important than those of the great 19th century explorers, because they were there first, but he too filled in blanks on the map. Moreover, those earlier travellers did not go out of their way to climb mountains: Tilman did, and must be ranked among the top twenty of the worlds outstanding climbers. When he climbed Nanda Devi in 1936, it was the highest summit then achieved by man, and he was the natural choice to lead the British Everest Expedition in 1938.
In his fifties, when he considered himself too old to go much above 20,000 feet, he took to the sea, and for a quarter of a century he sailed a succession of ancient cutters to the Arctic and the Antarctic to remote and desolate pl…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which has light indents to the upper panel and heavy fading to the spine. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.
Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 366 pages. Bibliography. 9¼” x 6″.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I draw your attention to more books in my Biography catalogue?