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Land of Tempest

Travels in Patagonia: 1958-1962

Paperback (188pp)
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Land of Tempest reveals Eric Shipton at his best - writing with enthusiasm and humour about his explorations in Patagonia in the 1950s and 1960s.

He is an astute observer of nature and the human spirit, and this account of his travels is infused with with his own zest for discovery and the joy of camaraderie. Undaunted by hardship or by injury, Shipton and his team attempt to cross one of the great ice caps in Patagonia. It’s impossible not to marvel at his determination, resilience and appetite for travel and adventure, be it climbing snow-clad mountains, or walking in forested foothills. Shipton takes a reader with him on his travels, and the often-inhospitable places he visits are a stark contrast to the warmth of the people he encounters.

Land of Tempest is essential reading for anyone who loves nature, mountains, climbing, adventure or simply the joy of discovering unknown places.

Eric Shipton (1907-1977) was one of the great mountain explorers of the 20th century, often known for his infamous climbing partnership with H.W. 'Bill' Tilman. He climbed extensively in the Alps in the 1920s, put up new routes on Mount Kenya in 1921, and in 1931, made the first ascent of Kamet with Frank Smythe - the highest peak climbed at that time. Shipton was involved with most of the Everest expeditions in the 1930s, reaching a high point of 28,000 feet in 1933. He went on to lead the 1951 expedition, which was the first to approach Everest from the north (Nepali) side through the Khumbu ice fall, and on which Edmund Hillary first set foot on the mountain.

  • Title: Land of Tempest
  • Subtitle: Travels in Patagonia: 1958-1962
  • Author: Eric Shipton
  • Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781912560097
  • Rights: Worldwide
  • Publication date: 11 February 2019
  • Edition: First
  • Size: 234mm x 156mm
  • Extent: 188 pages
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Weight: 275g
  • Retail price: £12.99

Also available as an ebook:

  • Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781910240311
  • Publication Date: 1 March 2016
  • Price: £5.99
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