Nanda Devi…

The wide-ranging expedition of Eric Shipton & H.W. Tilman in the Garhwal Himalaya (India) in 1934 is regarded as the epitome of adventurous mountaineering. With Sherpa companions they solved the problem of access to the Nanda Devi sanctuary, crossed difficult cols, made unbelievable ascents, explored remote, uninhabited valleys.

Nanda Devi: Exploration & Ascent – Amazon

These adventures are recounted in Shipton’s wonderfully vivid Nanda Devi, one of the most inspirational mountain travel books. The writings of these two mountaineering legends creates a fascinating adventure tale. A beautiful, pristine peak visible from my ancestral home in the Himalayas. Miss travelling to the village…

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