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Record 18391

Reading Experience:

'But instead of learning to sail, I read Edward Whymper's "Travels among the Great Andes of the Equator". The author is better known for his "Scrambles among the Alps", but this came later in my education.[...] I have not read the book again but I still have the most vivid impressions of it: the climbing of Chimborazo [...] the night spent on Cotopaxi [...]'
Century: 1900-1945
Date: unknown
Country: England or Ceylon
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
Type of Experience (Reader):
silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown
Type of Experience (Listener):
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Reader/Listener/Reading Group:

Reader:Eric Shipton
Age Child (0-17)
Gender Male
Date of Birth 1 Aug 1907
Socio-economic group: Professional / academic / merchant / farmer
Occupation: child
Religion: unknown
Country of origin: English (born in Ceylon)
Country of experience: England or Ceylon
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
Additional comments: n/a


Text Being Read:

Author: Edward Whymper
Title: Travels among the Great Andes of the Equator
Genre: Geography / Travel
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: 1891-92
Provenance: unknown


Source Information:

Record ID: 18391  
Source - Print  
  Author: Eric Shipton
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Upon That Mountain: in The Six Mountain Travel Books
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1999 (1943)
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 317
  Additional comments: The source text is Shipton's autobiographical memoir of various climbing and formative experiences.

Citation: Eric Shipton, Upon That Mountain: in The Six Mountain Travel Books (London, 1999 (1943)), p. 317,, accessed: 19 August 2019

Additional comments:



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