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Great climbs : a celebration of world mountaineering

Author: Chris Bonington; Audrey Salkeld
Publisher: London : Mitchell Beazley, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This introduction to the history of mountaineering charts the development of climbing in all the great mountain regions of the world, each of which is mapped in detail, and includes contributions  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Bonington; Audrey Salkeld
ISBN: 1857325737 9781857325737
OCLC Number: 31662215
Notes: Illustrated endpapers.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: An easy day for a lady / Lily Brostow --
The Meije / Lord Hunt --
The traverse of the Pelvoux / Rob Collister --
Lionesses in winter / Wanda Rutkiewicz --
A new route on the Dru / Catherine Destivelle --
The house of pain / Marc Twight --
Destroyed myths, dead heroes / Reinhold Messner --
Caucasian prelude / Robin Hodgkin --
Saxony sandstone / Dietrich Hasse --
Skye wars / Paul Nunn --
A weekend away / Mick Fowler --
Sheep story / Victor Saunders --
Modern times / Ed Douglas --
Close call / Bradford Washburn --
The desert song / Ed Webster --
Striving for the moon / Barry Blanchard --
The free Salathé / Paul Piana --
Patagonia with Shipton / John Earle --
Starving on Huascaran / Adrian Burgess --
El Regallo de Mwoma / Sean Smith --
After dark / Roger Mear --
Jousting at icebergs / Greg Mortimer --
Antarctic solitude / Geoff Tarbin --
Heyday climbs / Charles Houston --
Everest : the last lap / Edmund Hillary --
Grim days on Haramosh / Tony Streather, Ralph Barker. From space to super-space / Peter Habeler --
Chomolungma's last secret / Kurt Diemberger --
Lightweights on Kangchenjunga / Doug Scott --
Makalu's west pillar / Kitty Calhoun Grissom --
The Sherpa view / Pertemba Sherpa --
the Polish syndrome / Voytek Kurtyka --
the cold breath of a mountain / Valery Khrischaty --
Climbing well, treading softly / Michael Thompson. Foreword / John Hunt --
Introduction / Chris Bonington --
The Alps: Introduction / Audrey Salkeld --
A easy day for a lady / Lily Bristow --
The Meije / Lord Hunt --
The traverse of the Pelvoux / Rob Collister --
Lionesses in winter / Wanda Rutkiewicz --
A new route on the Dru / Catherine Destivelle ; introduced by Jeff Lowe --
The house of pain / Marc Twight --
Destroyed myths, dead heroes / Reinhold Messner. --
Europe beyond the Alps: Introduction / Audrey Salkeld --
Caucasian prelude / Robin Hodgkin --
Saxony sandstone / Dietrich Hasse --
Skye wars / Paul Nunn --
A weekend away / Mick Fowler --
Sheep story / Victor Saunders --
Modern times / Ed Douglas. --
North America: Introduction / Audrey Salkeld --
Close call / Bradford Wahburn --
The desert song / Ed Webster --
Striving for the moon / Barry Blanchard --
The free Salathé / Paul Piana. Southern hemisphere: Introduction / Audrey Salkeld --
Patagonia with Shipton --
Starving on Huascaran / Adrian Burgess --
El Regallo de Mwoma / Sean Smith --
After dark / Roger Mear --
Jousting at icebergs / Greg Mortimer --
Arctic solitude / Geoff Tarbin. --
High Asia: Introduction / Stephen Venables --
Heyday climbs / Charles Houston --
Everest: the last lap / Edmund Hillary --
Grim days on Haramosh / Tony Streather with Ralph Barker --
From space to super-space / Peter Habeler --
Chomolungma's last secret / Kurt Diemberger --
Lightweights on Kangchenjunga / Doug Scott --
Makalu's West Pillar / Kitty Calhoun Grissom --
The Sherpa view / Pertemba Sherpa --
The Polish syndrome / Voytek Kurtyka --
The cold breath of a mountain / Valery Khrischaty --
Climbing well, treading softly / Michael Thompson. --
Postscript / Chris Bonington.
Responsibility: general editor, Chris Bonington ; editor, Audrey Salkeld.

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