Books: African Mountaineer

SNOW ON THE EQUATOR—H. W. Tilman —Macmillan ($3).

A good book on mountain climbing can give almost any non-climber an attack of armchair vertigo. In The Ascent of Nando. Devi Mountain-Climber Tilman dizzied many a reader with his account of his climb, in 1936, to the summit of India's Nanda Devi (25,660 ft.), the highest mountain ever scaled by man. Last week, while Mountaineer Tilman was on his way to try another climb of Mt. Everest, he dizzied U. S. readers again, in a book that told of his slides, falls and narrow escapes...

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