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High summits : 370 famous peak first ascents and other significant events in mountaineering history

Author: F L Wolfe
Publisher: Englewood, Colorado : Hugo House Publishers, Ltd., [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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High Summits is a comprehensive, rich history of mountaineering, the result of over 30 years of research into the fascinating world of international mountaineering. An essential guide to mountaineering history, this year-by-year account spans all seven continents and dates from 450 B.C. through 2011, detailing 2800 climbing events on mountains and ridges. There are detailed listings involving gear, clothing, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: F L Wolfe
ISBN: 9781936449422 1936449420
OCLC Number: 857282113
Description: 703 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Frederick L. Wolfe.

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High Summits is a comprehensive, rich history of mountaineering, the result of over 30 years of research into the fascinating world of international mountaineering. An essential guide to mountaineering history, this year-by-year account spans all seven continents and dates from 450 B.C. through 2011, detailing 2800 climbing events on mountains and ridges. There are detailed listings involving gear, clothing, and climbing equipment. It includes maps, photographs, and three appendices. Taken from hundreds of sources including expedition accounts, climbing journals and diaries, interviews, and more. "High Summits" is a must-have reference book for anyone interested in mountaineering.

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