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Record Number: 18397


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'My early reading had been confined to the work of the pioneers, and in consequence it never occurred to me that big mountains coud be climbed without guides.[...] I had acquired a copy of Abraham's "Swiss Mountain Climbs" which set out in depressing detail the official tariffs of the great peaks, the study of which acted as a constant check on my ambitions.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

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:

adolescent

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

English (born in Ceylon)

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George D. Abraham

Title:

Swiss Mountain Climbs

Genre:

Geography / Travel, Sport / Leisure

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

1911 Mills and Boon [sic]

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

18397

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:

326

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. 326, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18397, accessed: 19 January 2022


Additional Comments:

The reference in the reading experience to 'the work of the pioneers' almost certainly implies, among other works, the Edward Whymper's great classic "Scrambles amongst the Alps"(1871). See record 18391

   
   
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