WorldCat Identities

Shipton, Eric 1907-1977

Overview
Works: 95 works in 260 publications in 4 languages and 3,244 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Maps  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS485.H6, 915.42
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric Shipton
Mountain conquest by Eric Shipton( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A record of the great mountaineering successes that were scored, first in the Alps and then around the world
Tierra del Fuego : the fatal Lodestone by Eric Shipton( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land of tempest; travels in Patagonia, 1958-62 by Eric Shipton( Book )

21 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition, 1951 by Eric Shipton( Book )

18 editions published between 1951 and 1953 in English and Italian and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon that mountain by Eric Shipton( Book )

20 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in English and French and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of expeditions to the Himalaya Mountains
Nanda Devi by Eric Shipton( Book )

12 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

‘When a man is conscious of the urge to explore, not all the arduous journeyings, the troubles that will beset him and the lack of material gains from his investigations will stop him.' Nanda Devi is one of the most inaccessible mountains in the Himalaya. It is surrounded by a huge ring of peaks, among them some of the highest mountains in the Indian Himalaya. For fifty years the finest mountaineers of the early twentieth century had repeatedly tried and failed to reach the foot of the mountain. Then, in 1934, Eric Shipton and H. W. Tilman found a way in. Their 1934 expedition is regarded as t
Mountains of Tartary by Eric Shipton( Book )

6 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men against Everest by Eric Shipton( Book )

3 editions published between 1955 and 1956 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blank on the map by Eric Shipton( Book )

15 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'As I studied the maps, one thing about them captured my imagination ... Across this blank space was written one challenging word, ℗₃Unexplored"' 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 in 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
The true book about the North Pole by Eric Shipton( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everest 1951 : the Mount Everest reconnaissance expedition by Eric Shipton( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest. They climbed from the south, from Nepal, via the Khumbu Glacier - a route first pioneered in 1951 by a reconnaissance expedition led by Eric Shipton. Everest 1951 is the account of this expedition. It was the first to approach the mountain from the south side, it pioneered a route through the Khumbu icefall and it was the expedition on which Hillary set foot on Everest for the first time. Everest 1951 is a short but vitally important read for anybody with any interest in mountaineering or in Everest. The 1951 Evere
The true book about Everest by Eric Shipton( Book )

8 editions published between 1955 and 1975 in Japanese and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mountains of Tartary by Eric Shipton( )

5 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quel mondo inesplorato : autobiografia by Eric Shipton( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nanda Devi : exploration and ascent by Eric Shipton( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Face à l'Everest. L'Expédition anglaise de reconnaissance, 1951 by Eric Shipton( Book )

5 editions published in 1953 in French and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hispar-Biafo glacial regions (Karakoram Himalaya)( )

2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conquistatori di vette by Eric Shipton( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorers' and travellers' tales: Sir John Hunt, John Brown, Ella Maillart, Eric Shipton, Brian Fawcett, Sebastian Snow by Odette Tchernine( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annapurna, first conquest of an 8000-meter peak (26,493 feet) by Maurice Herzog( Book )

5 editions published between 1953 and 1954 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two almost exhausted men crept up a steep, wind-scoured slope of snow and reached a small level space. There they saw that there was nowhere higher to go. They were standing on the summit of the highest mountain yet climbed by man. Maurice Herzog was one of the two. He was the leader of the French Expedition to the Himalayas which was the first in the history of mankind to climb an 8,000 meter peak -- the magic goal of every mountaineer, -- by conquering Annapurna's 26,493 feet
 
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Nanda Devi : exploration and ascent
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Eric Shipton : Everest and beyondNanda Devi : exploration and ascentEric Shipton. ; The Six Mountain-Travel Books
Alternative Names
Earle Shipton, Eric 1907-1977

Eric Shipton alpinista e esploratore britannico

Eric Shipton alpiniste

Eric Shipton anglický horolezec

Eric Shipton britischer Bergsteiger

Eric Shipton Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (1907-1977)

Eric Shipton explorador británico

Shipton, E.E.

Shipton, E. E. 1907-1977

Shipton Eric

Shipton Eric 1907-1977

Shipton, Eric E. 1907-1977

Shipton Eric Earle

Shipton, Eric Earle 1907-

Shipton, Eric Earle 1907-1977

エリック・シプトン

シプトン, エリック

Languages
English (147)

French (14)

Japanese (12)

Italian (4)