To Hunt an'assault'on the mountain merely meant a concerted, military-style operation; whereas to Shipton 'assault'sounded more like a criminal offence.
(To Eric Shipton) who had contributed a great deal to the achievement.eric shipton
...and I longed to return to the peak to explore some of the many ridges and faces which as yet had never been attempted. I now realise how lucky I was to have had this extraordinary peak virtually to myself;... ~ Eric Shipton Few mountains have such a superb array of ridges and faces. ~ Eric ShiptonShipton was climbing with the novice Bill Tillman on the first ascent of the difficult West Ridge Route up Batian.
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