This guy

Bill Tilman:

  • twice won the Military Cross for bravery in WWI
  • was a coffee grower in Kenya
  • rode a bicycle across Africa
  • parachuted behind enemy lines to fight with Italian and Albanian partisans in WWII
  • was given “the keys to the city of Belluno which he helped save from occupation and destruction”
  • “was the first man to attempt climbing the remote and unexplored Assam Himalayas”
  • “detoured through Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor to see the source of the river Oxus”
  • “found the pass named after him beyond Gangchempo”
  • presumed dead at sea while sailing the South Atlantic to find remote mountains to climb.


  • I had some açai juice today.

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