Tilman’s Archive

Bill Tilman (1898–1977) was a famous mountaineer from the 1930’s who’s spirit for adventure took him in his later years across the globe by sail to explore and climb.  He wrote beautifully about his adventures in the understated and reserved language of his generation.  He was a true geographer, explorer and adventurer in an era where there was little left to explore.  Although perhaps not the most PC of individuals by modern standards he has always been a hero of mine and I named my beloved cat (1997-2015) after him.

The content collected here is a series of ‘thought’ pieces written for geographers on my first year Physical Geography Unit.  They are designed to stimulate classroom discussion and debate.