Peter Steele brings Eric Shipton to life in this biography, beginning with his farming days in Kenya and ending with the climber's strenuous last journeys in Patagonia. He also analyses the controversy which shocked the climbing world when Shipton was replaced at the last minute as leader of the 1953 British Everest expedition by John Hunt.
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Peter Steele, mountaineer, skier and Yukon doctor, followed his ebullient hero around Europe and into the still remote barren lands that he put on the map. Author of the Medical Handbook for Walkers and Climbers, he also wrote Eric Shipton: Everest and Beyond, a life of the mountain explorer, which won the 1998 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature.
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Book Description Constable, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0094783004