A book containing many lifetimes of mountaineering possibilities
Think the world has been fully explored? There are over 395 unclimbed 6000m peaks in the area surrounding the Alps of Tibet, including the world's highest unclimbed peak, Gangkhar Puensum (7570m).
Tom Nakamura has been exploring the area for his whole life and has compiled a stunning book showcasing his research in 335 pages. We were lucky enough to be sent a copy.
East of the Himalaya, Mountain Peak Maps: Alps of Tibet and Beyond.
A beautiful book arrived in the post today from the Japanese Alpine Club and Tamotsu (Tom) Nakamura, a compilation of his 37 exploratory journeys in the region between 1990 and 2015. It's a truly wonderful document, illuminating this region, eastern Tibet/western Sichuan, north of India, Myanmar and Bhutan. Probably the area covered is around 1500km east to west and north/south, a sizeable chunk of the planet and relatively little known.
"This book... is a compilation of my voyages of discovery, documenting, photographing and mapping of unexplored regions and countless unclimbed peaks" .Tamotsu Nakamura
A quick look at the book suggests many lifetimes of mountaineering possibilities. It's no wonder that some climbers have made it a happy hunting ground.