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Tilman, H. W. (Harold William) 1898-1977

Works: 80 works in 341 publications in 6 languages and 3,815 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Autobiographies  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives  Anecdotes  History  Travel writing 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV199.92.T54, 910.45
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Most widely held works by H. W Tilman
The ascent of Nanda Devi by Harold William TILMAN( Book )

30 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and French and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1934, after fifty years of trying, mountaineers finally gained access to the Nanda Devi Sanctuary in the Garhwal Himalaya. Two years later an expedition led by H.W. Tilman reached the summit of Nanda Devi. At over 25,000 feet, it was the highest mountain to be climbed until 1950.The Ascent of Nanda Devi, Tilman's account of the climb, has been widely hailed as a classic. Keenly observed, well informed and at times hilariously funny, it is as close to a 'conventional' mountaineering account as Tilman could manage.Beginning with the history of the mountain ('there was none') and the expedition's arrival in India, Tilman recounts the build-up and approach to the climb
Nepal Himalaya by H. W Tilman( Book )

17 editions published between 1952 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There can be no country so rich in mountains as Nepal. This narrow strip of territory, lying between Sikkim and Garhwal, occupies 500 miles of India's northern border; and since this border coincides roughly with the 1,500-mile-long Himalayan chain, it follows that approximately a third of this vast range lies within or upon the confines of Nepal. So starts this breathtaking account of mountaineering and exploring this isolated and awe-inspiring country by one of the most famous men in mountaineering. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork
Snow on the equator by H. W TILMAN( Book )

24 editions published between 1937 and 2015 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

?To those who went to the War straight from school and survived it, the problem of what to do afterwards was particularly difficult.' For H.W. Tilman, the solution lay in Africa? gold prospecting, mountaineering and a 3,000-mile solo bicycle ride across the continent. Tilman was perhaps the greatest explorer of his time, a famed mountaineer and pioneering sailor who made first ascents throughout the Himalaya, attempted Everest, and sailed into the Arctic Circle. For Tilman, the goal was always to discover new places, to explore rather than conquer. Snow on the Equator chronicles Tilman's
Mount Everest, 1938 by H. W Tilman( Book )

14 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whether these mountains are climbed or not, smaller expeditions are a step in the right direction.' It's 1938, the British have thrown everything they've got at Everest but they've still not reached the summit. War in Europe seems inevitable; the Empire is shrinking. Still reeling from failure in 1936, the British are granted one more permit by the Tibetans, one more chance to climb the mountain. Only limited resources are available, so can a small team be assembled and succeed where larger teams have failed? H.W. Tilman is the obvious choice to lead a select team made up of some of the greatest British mountaineers history has ever known, including Eric Shipton, Frank Smythe and Noel Odell. Indeed, Tilman favours this lightweight approach. He carries oxygen but doesn't trust it or think it ethical to use it himself, and refuses to take luxuries on the expedition, although he does regret leaving a case of champagne behind for most of his time on the mountain
Mischief in Patagonia by H. W Tilman( Book )

14 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Well past her prime, 45-foot pilot cutter Mischief carried H.W. Tilman, along with an ex-dairy farmer, two army officers and a retired civil servant, safely the length of the North and South Atlantic oceans, and through the notoriously difficult Magellan Strait, against strong prevailing winds, to their icy landfall in the far south of Chile. The shore party spent six weeks crossing the Patagonian ice cap, in both directions, returning to find that their vessel had suffered a broken propeller. Edging north under sail only, Mischief put into Valparaiso for repairs, and finally made it home to Lymington via the Panama Canal, for a total of 20,000 nautical miles sailed, in addition to a major exploration first all here related with the Skipper's characteristic modesty and bone-dry humour, and many photographs
When men & mountains meet by H. W Tilman( Book )

22 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1946, the scope of H.W. 'Bill' Tilman's When Men & Mountains Meet is broad, covering his disastrous expedition to the Assam Himalaya, a small exploratory trip into Sikkim, and then his wartime heroics. In the thirties, Assam was largely unknown and unexplored. It proved a challenging environment for Tilman's party, the jungle leaving the men mosquito-bitten and suffering with tropical diseases, and thwarting their mountaineering success. Sikkim proved altogether more successful. Tilman, who is once again happy and healthy, enjoys some exploratory ice climbing and discovers Abominable Snowman tracks, particularly remarkable as the creature appeared to be wearing boots-'there is no reason why he should not have picked up a discarded pair at the German Base Camp and put them to their obvious use'. And then, in 1939, war breaks out
Two mountains and a river by H. W Tilman( Book )

19 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Mountains and a River brims with the definitive Tilman qualities-detailed observations and ever-present humour-that convey a strong appreciation of the adventures and mishaps he experiences along the way. With a new foreword from prominent trekker, climber and lecturer, Gerder Pauler, this classic mountaineering text maintains Tilman's name as a unique and inquisitive explorer and raconteur
China to Chitral by Harold W Tilman( Book )

9 editions published between 1951 and 2017 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mischief among the penguins by H. W Tilman( Book )

12 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Hand (man) wanted for long voyage in small boat. No pay, no prospects, not much pleasure.'So read the crew notice placed in the personal column of The Times by H.W. 'Bill' Tilman in the spring of 1959. This approach to selecting volunteers for a year-long voyage of 20,000 miles brought mixed seafaring experience: 'Osborne had crossed the Atlantic fifty-one times in the Queen Mary, playing double bass in the ship's orchestra'.With unclimbed ice-capped peaks and anchorages that could at best be described as challenging, the Southern Ocean island groups of Crozet and Kerguelen provided obvious destinations for Tilman and his fifty-year-old wooden pilot cutter Mischief
Mischief in Greenland by H. W Tilman( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Only a man in the devil of a hurry would wish to fly to his mountains, forgoing the lingering pleasure and mounting excitement of a slow, arduous approach under his own exertions.' H.W. 'Bill' Tilman's mountain travel philosophy, rooted in Africa and the Himalaya and further developed in his early sailing adventures in the southern hemisphere, was honed to perfection with his discovery of Greenland as the perfect sailing destination. His Arctic voyages in the pilot cutter Mischief proved no less challenging than his earlier southern voyages
The eight sailing / mountain-exploration books by Harold William Tilman( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mostly Mischief: voyages to the Arctic and to the Antarctic by Harold William TILMAN( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Mischief's wake by Harold Tilman( Book )

3 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of author's voyages in Mischief to Jan Mayen, 1968 and in Sea Breeze to east and west Greenland, 1969 and 1970
Ice with everything by H. W Tilman( Book )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Account of author's voyages to east Greenland in Seabreeze in 1971 and 1972 and to west Greenland in Baroque in 1973
Mischief goes south by Harold William TILMAN( Book )

7 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1966, after a succession of eventful and successful voyages in the high latitudes of the Arctic, Tilman and his pilot cutter Mischief head south again, this time with the Antarctic Peninsula, Smith Island and the unclimbed Mount Foster in their sights. Mischief goes South is an account of a voyage marred by tragedy and dogged by crew trouble from the start. Tilman gives ample insight into the difficulties associated with his selection of shipmates and his supervision of a crew, as he wryly notes, 'to have four misfits in a crew of five is too many'. The second part of this volume contains the author's account of a gruelling voyage south, an account left unwritten for ten years for lack of time and energy. Originally intended as an expedition to the remote Crozet Islands in the southern Indian Ocean, this 1957 voyage evolved into a circumnavigation of Africa, the unplanned consequence of a momentary lapse in attention by an inexperienced helmsman
Blank on the map by Eric Shipton( Book )

2 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

#X91;As I studied the maps, one thing about them captured my imagination #x85; Across this blank space was written one challenging word, #x93;Unexplored"' 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 seven mountain-travel books by H. W Tilman( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mostly mischief by H. W Tilman( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mostly Mischief's ordinary title belies four more extraordinary voyages made by H.W. 'Bill' Tilman covering almost 25,000 miles in both Arctic and Antarctic waters. The first sees the pilot cutter Mischief retracing the steps of Elizabethan explorer John Davis to the eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage. Tilman and a companion land on the north coast and make the hazardous crossing of Bylot Island while the remainder of the crew make the eventful passage to the southern shore to recover the climbing party. Back in England, Tilman refuses to accept the condemnation of Mischief's surveyor, undertaking costly repairs before heading back to sea for a first encounter with the East Greenland ice. Between June 1964 and September 1965, Tilman is at sea almost without a break
IN MISCHIEF'S WAKE : in the joy of the actors lies the sense of any action. that is the... explanation, that the excuse by H. W TILMAN( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Bill Tilman alpinista e esploratore britannico

Bill Tilman angielski wspinacz i odkrywca

Bill Tilman Brits ontdekkingsreiziger (1898-1977)

Bill Tilman eksplorues britanik

Bill Tilman englischer Extrembergsteiger, Abenteurer

Bill Tilman explorador británico

Bill Tilman explorateur britannique

Tilman Bill 1898-1977

Tilman, H. W.

Tilman, H. W. 1898-1977

Tilman, Harold William

Tilman, Harold William 1898-

Tilman, Harold William 1898-1977

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