About this book
The story of 2 British mountaineers who single-handedly mapped out much of the Himalayas in the 1930s. From the author of "The Villain", which won the Mountain History Prize and the Boardman Tasker Prize.
In the 1930s Tilman and the younger Shipton pioneered many routes in Africa and the Himalayas and found the key to unlocking Everest. They crossed Africa by bicycle, explored China with Spender and Auden, journeyed down the Oxus River to its source and, with no support, opened up much of the Nepalese Himalaya.