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Title: The Abode Of Snow - Observations On A Journey From Chinese Tibet To The Indian Caucasus, Through The Upper Valleys Of The Himalaya
Author: Andrew Wilson
Year of Publication: 1875
Publisher: Hesperides Press
Language: English
One of the best accounts of overland equestrian travel between Tibet and Afghanistan ever written, the book narrates the account of the author’s travel in 1873 through the mighty Himalayas. The classic, strewn with poetic passages, records his struggle against the elements, suspicious native populace as he traveled through the region.
 
     
 
 
Title: The Ascent of Nanda Devi
Author: H W Tilman
Year of Publication: 1937
Publisher: Macmillan, New York
Language: English
One of the last so called 'gentleman adventurers', Bill Tilman's stoic and courageous exploits earned him a place among the greatest explorers. The book captures experiences of the author and his fellow companions during the first ascent of Nanda Devi in 1936, without the use of mountain gears like crampons or pitons.
     
 
Title: The Throne of the Gods
Author: Arnold Heim, August Gansser
Year of Publication: 1939
Publisher: Macmillan, New York
Language: English (originally in German, 1938)
The book gives an illustrated account of the first Swiss expedition in 1936 to the Himalayas written by two geologists whose eight months journey in the Himalayas took them through the lands of Nepal and Tibet up to Mount Kailash, and then through the plains and foothills of India on the way back.
 
     
 
 
Title: Twenty years in the Himalaya
Author: Major Charles Granville Bruce
Year of Publication: 1910
Publisher: E Arnold, London
Language: English
The book describes extensive travels and climbs of the author, one of the greatest climbers, in Nepal, Sikkim, Kumaon, Garhwal, Baltistan and Chitral, including his attempts on Nanga Parbat in 1892 and 1895.