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First ascent

Author: Stephen Venables
Publisher: London : Cassell Illustrated, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mountains have always held mankind in awe of their beauty and danger, yet only since the mid-19th century has rock climbing and mountaineering in general been seen as a popular pastime. The men who first paved the way in the early days, when equipment was very basic, were rightly seen as daredevils tackling the unknown. This book tells the story of those who have risked their lives to follow their love of climbing,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Venables
ISBN: 9781844035960 1844035964
OCLC Number: 232713029
Description: 192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: PROPHETS, PILGRIMS AND KINGS Mt Sinai Peruvian and Bolivian Andes Ascents to summits of over 20,000 feet for sacrificial rituals Hannibal and Napoleon crossing the Alps China and Japan Mont Aiguille MONT BLANC GOLDEN AGE OF ALPINISM Jungfrau Matterhorn Bietschorn NEW FRONTIERS Mt McKinley Grand Teton Ancohuma Mt Kenya Mt Cook BRITISH ROCK PIONEERS Napes Needle One of the rock climbs pioneered by Everester George Mallory. Lliwedd Cloggy HIMALAYA Siniolchu Kamet THE BIG ALPINE WALLS - INTO THE SIXTH GRADE Matterhorn Zmutt Ridge Mont Blanc Route Major Cima Grande North Face Grandes Jorasses North Face - Walker Spur Eiger North Face EIGHT THOUSAND METRES Annapurna 1950 Everest 1953 Nanga Parbat 1953 Broad Peak 1957 YOSEMITE The Nose Salathe Wall NEW WAVE ALPINISM Dru Bonatti Pillar 1954 Central Pillar of Freney 1961 Super Couloir 1976 A NEW DIMENSION IN THE HIMALAYA Annapurna South Face Trango Tower Gasherbrum III Gauri Sankar Golden Pillar of Spantik UNTOUCHED SUMMITS OF THE AMERICAS Beautiful spire near Mt McKinley, in Alaska Huntingdon Yerupaja Cerro Torre FREE ROCK Joe Brown's Cenotaph Corner, North Wales, 1 Eroica, Cornwall India Face, Cloggy, North Wales Australia Poi, Kenya Gorge de Verdon, Provenc
Responsibility: Stephen Venables ; foreword by Sir Chris Bonington.

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Offers a chance to understand the development of climbing, and the stories of those who wrote their names into mountaineering history. This book tells the story of those who have risked their lives  Read more...

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