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Record Number: 18391


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'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

n/a


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, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18391, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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