Chongo Posted August 22, 2001 Share Posted August 22, 2001 I second David Parker's nomination of Bill Tillman's writings. For those that don't know, he and Odell had the first ascent of Nanda Devi. Later in life he would sail to remote regions and then climb whatever was in his path. He made the first traverse of the Patagonian ice cap from the Calvo glacier with one other man who did not even speak english. The journey took a year and involved sailing from England past the tip of South America, finding a suitable slip for the boat, walking across the ice cap and back and then sailing home via the Panama Canal. His writing style is very humorous and self deprecating. He was lost at Sea in 1977 while attempting to reach Smith island in the Antarctic. He was in his 70's at the time and still going strong. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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