Overview:Blank on the Map: Pioneering Exploration in the Shaksgam Valley and Karakoram Mountains - Eric Shipton: The Mountain Travel Books - 'As I studied the maps, one thing about them captured my imagination - Across this blank space was written one challenging word, "Unexplored"' In 1937 two of the twentieth century's greatest explorers set off to explore an unknown area of the Himalaya, the breath-taking Shaksgam mountains. With a team of surveyors and Sherpas, Eric Shipton and H.W. Tilman located and mapped the land around K2, the second-highest mountain in the world. It was their greatest venture, and one that paved the way for all future mountaineering in that area of the Himalaya. For Shipton and Tilman, exploration was everything, with a summit a welcome bonus, and Blank on the Map is the book that best captures their spirit of adventure.With an observant eye and keen sense of humour, Shipton tells how the expedition entered the unknown Shaksgam mountains, crossing impenetrable gorges, huge rivers and endless snow fields. There's a very human element to Shipton's dealings with his Sherpa friends, and with his Balti porters, some of whom were helpful, while some were less so. The expedition uncovers traces of ancient cultures and visits vibrant modern civilisations living during the last days of the British Empire. Only when all supplies are exhausted, their clothes in tatters and all equipment lost do the men finally return home. A mountain exploration classic.

This book is on page /d6967fe9748d6dc60a6682f497bcfd1c/book/1603725644-9781912560073. It was written by the following authors: Jim Perrin, T. G. Longstaff, Eric Shipton. Book Blank on the Map: Pioneering Exploration in the Shaksgam Valley and Karakoram Mountains - Eric Shipton: The Mountain Travel Books, which can be read online, published by the company: Vertebrate Graphics Ltd. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Sports Books, Travel, Maps. The book was published on 2019-04-01 00:00:00. It has 192 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 280 g. File for download Blank on the Map: Pioneering Exploration in the Shaksgam Valley and Karakoram Mountains - Eric Shipton: The Mountain Travel Books has PDF format and is called blank-on-the-map-pioneering-exploration-in-the-shaksgam-valley-and-karakoram-mountains-eric-shipton-the-mountain-travel-books.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our sittindonesia.org site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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