TWO MOUNTAINS AND A RIVER by H.W. Tilman

TWO MOUNTAINS AND A RIVER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A most self-effacing record of exploration in the Himalayas, this combines a quiet humor with considerable cultivation, follows the old precept that the writer of travels should ""mingle pleasure with instruction"". A veteran mountaineer, who is known for his successful ascent of Nanda Devi in the Himalayas, the highest point to date which has been reached, for his attempted ascent of Mount Everest in 1938, Tilman now records his most recent expedition and the attempt to climb two other mountains and to trace the river Oxus to its source. The preparations of equipment, provisions; the initial approaches; the many considerations of the best possible access; the men who joined him; the failures- but always the lessons learned and the renascent hope. Never showy, this is for the more serious follower of mountaineers and mountaineering.

Pub Date: Jan. 11th, 1949
Publisher: Cambridge University Press