Magazine article Geographical

Writer's Reads

Magazine article Geographical

Writer's Reads

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Peter Hillary, is an adventurer and author, and the son of Sir Edmund Hillary, His book, In the Ghost Country, recalls his own journeys, including those he undertook with his father

TOP 10

1. Arabian Sands (1959) by Wilfred Thesiger (Penguin, 9.99 [pounds sterling]) The remarkable story of his crossing of Arabia's Empty Quarter. Insightful

2. A short walk in the Hindu Kush (19B8) by Eric Newby (HarperPress, 8.99 [pounds sterling]) Just for the adventure of it all. Newby is a master storyteller

3. The Worst Journey in the World (1922) by Apsley Cherry-Garrard (Vintage, 9.99 [pounds sterling]) The best read from the heroic era of Antarctic exploration and a remarkable insight into the mind-numbing effect of the great white everywhere of Antarctica

4. The ascent of Rum Doodle (1956) by WE Bowman (Vintage, 8.99 [pounds sterling]) Marvellous spoof on mountaineering expeditions. Because no great undertaking should be taken too seriously

5. Conquistadors of the Useless (2000) by Lionel Terray (Baton Wicks, 12. …

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