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Eric Shipton (1907–1977)

Eric Shipton was born on August 1, 1907 in Hatton, Ceylon as Eric Earle Shipton. He died on March 28, 1977 in Wiltshire, England. See full bio »


(age 69) in Wiltshire, England, UK

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Known For

Kamet Conquered
Kamet Conquered Himself, expeditioner
The Mysterious Monsters
The Conquest of Everest
The Conquest of Everest Himself (leader, 1951 expedition)


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 1975 The Mysterious Monsters (Documentary)
 1974 Monsters! Mysteries or Myths? (TV Movie documentary)
 1953 The Conquest of Everest (Documentary)
Himself (leader, 1951 expedition) (uncredited)
 1933 Kamet Conquered (Documentary)
Himself, expeditioner

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[1952] Book: Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition, 1951

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Explorer who from 1934 often gave talks on travel and exploration on radio and TV. He was in the 2nd Assault on Everest in 1933 with F.S. Smythe.

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