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A history of mountain climbing

Author: Roger Frison-Roche; Sylvain Jouty
Publisher: Paris ; New York : Flammarion, 1996.
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Beginning with the first conquest of the Alps in the eighteenth century, the drive to scale the world's tallest peaks has inspired generations of amateur and professional climbers and explorers. In breathtaking illustrations and an exciting, accessible text, Roger Frison-Roche and Sylvain Jouty bring the history of mountain climbing vividly to life. Supplemented by biographies of fifty of the world's most celebrated
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Frison-Roche, Roger, 1906-
History of mountain climbing.
Paris ; New York : Flammarion, 1996
(OCoLC)605209672
Online version:
Frison-Roche, Roger, 1906-
History of mountain climbing.
Paris ; New York : Flammarion, 1996
(OCoLC)608407087
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Frison-Roche; Sylvain Jouty
ISBN: 2080136224 9782080136220
OCLC Number: 36019037
Description: 335 p. : ill., map ; 29 cm.
Contents: The Prehistory of Mountain Climbing --
To the Top of Mont Blanc, 1786 --
Scientific Mountaineering --
The Golden Age of Mountaineering --
Mountaineering without Guides, 1865-1914 --
Climbing between the Wars, 1918-1939 --
The French to the Fore, 1940-1960 --
Endgame? --
From One Range to Another --
Slaying the Giants --
Conquering Everest, 1953 --
The Development of Himalayan Mountaineering --
50 Great Names in Mountaineering --
100 Key Dates.
Responsibility: Roger Frison-Roche and Sylvain Jouty ; translated from the French by Deke Dusinberre.

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Beginning with the first conquest of the Alps in the eighteenth century, the drive to scale the world's tallest peaks has inspired generations of amateur and professional climbers and explorers. In breathtaking illustrations and an exciting, accessible text, Roger Frison-Roche and Sylvain Jouty bring the history of mountain climbing vividly to life. Supplemented by biographies of fifty of the world's most celebrated mountain climbers and a detailed chronology, this.

Thrilling chronicle of the triumphs and defeats that have marked the history of the sport will appeal to mountain-climbing enthusiasts and anyone who loves the great outdoors.

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