Now available to buy, new editions of H.W. Tilman’s mountain-travel books have been released to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of the great explorer’s disappearance in the South Atlantic in 1977.
A pioneer of the inter-war Everest expeditions, and highly decorated during both world wars, Major Harold William – Bill – Tilman is renowned as one of the greatest British explorers of the twentieth century. When he was lost at sea in 1977, he left behind a legacy of fifteen journals, originally published between 1937 and 1980, which bring to life afresh his remarkable and eccentric adventures across mountain, land and sea.
Tilman made trailblazing ascents in the Himalaya – including the first ascent of Nanda Devi in 1936; completed the first crossing of the vast Patagonian Icefield; and explored extensively in Greenland, traversing the globe’s most remote and undiscovered landscapes.
The new volumes include new forewords by those with a unique insight into Tilman’s self-effacing character and minimalist approach to climbing and navigating. Contributors include Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Sir Chris Bonington and Libby Purves.
For more information about the Tilman series, visit www.tilmanbooks.com