'Probably the greatest mountaineer of his day,' claimed Kenneth
Mason in his definitive mountaineering history, Abode of Snow.
Haversham Godwin-Austen (1834-1923), from an ancient and
interesting Surrey aristocratic family with royal connections, not
only found the first way to the 'savage mountain', K2, but went on
to be the first serious explorer of the Karakoram, Ladakh, Western
Tibet, Bhutan, Northern Burma and Assam. He broke the Asiatic... more...