Scrambles Amongst the Alps: In the Years 1860-69

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Courier Dover Publications, 1996 - Travel - 468 pages
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First conqueror of Matterhorn describes early mountain climbing, excitement and danger of climbing the high peaks ? violent storms, falling rocks, frigid temperatures, glorious alpine scenery, and the thrill of conquest.
  

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User Review  - April Davila - Goodreads

Great historical piece, a little slow at times. Read full review

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User Review  - Amerynth - Goodreads

Whymper's book about some of his first ascents of peaks in the Alps, including the first ascent of the famed Matterhorn alternates between really fascinating and dry. His curmudgeonly character ... Read full review

Contents

BEACHY HEADDEVIL OF NOTEE DAMEMULESSCEAMBLING ALONETHE WRISS
1
THE DEVIL OF NOTEE DAME
2
MULES
3
A CURE IN DIFFICULTIES
7
WHICH is THE BRUTE?
8
AT THE ST BEENAED
9
THE VILLAGE OF BIONA
10
8 GARIBALDI
12
THE DESCENT OF THE MATTERHORX
205
A NIGHT WITH CROZ
207
CHALRTS OF ENTEAIGUESAERIVAL OP EEYNAUDON SNOW COULOIBSSUMMIT
209
WE SAW A TORIT SEEMED TO BELONG TO MOORE
217
PASSAGE OF THE COL DE TRIOLET AND ASCENTS OF MONT DOLENT
219
PORTEAITS OF MR RRILLY ON A WET DAY
228
OUR CAMP ON MONT Sue
229
HOTEL COUTTET
239

CHAPTER II
14
ROPE AND RING 103
18
MONT PELVOUX FROM AROVE LA BESSEE
21
IN THE VAL DALEFKED
22
THE GRAND PELVOUX DE VAL LOUISE
23
BUTTBESSES OF MONT PELVOCX
27
PORTEAIT OF R J S MACDONALD
30
OUTLINE TO SHEW ROUTE UP MONT PELVOUX
32
THE BLANKRT BAG
41
NATURAL PILLAR NEAR MOLINES
43
CHAPTER III
45
THE LITTLE POSTILION
46
THE CENTEE RAIL ON A CURVE
48
THE COVERED WAYS OF THE FELL RAILWAY
50
4 THE ADVANCED GALLEEY ON THE FRENCH SIDE OF
51
TUBES CONVEYING THE COMPEESSED AIR TO THE MONT CENIS TUNNEL AND JOINTS OF THE SAME
58
TRANSVEESE SECTION OF THE MONT CENIS TUNNEL
59
CROSS SECTION OF THE ADVANCED GALLEEY
63
LONGITUDINAL SECTION OF THE END OF THE ADVANCED GALLEEY
64
28 PORTEAIT OF GERMAIN SOMMRILLER
70
INTEODUCTION TO JEANANTOINE CAERELSUPEESTITIONS OF THE NATIVES IN
72
OUTLINES OF THE MATTERHOEN FROM THE NORTHEAST
74
1862
78
PORTBAIT OF JEANANTOINE CAEREL 1869
81
LOOKING TOWAEDS THE TETE DU LION
83
CHAPTER V
88
DIAGRAM TO SHEW MANNER OF FASTENING TENTPOLES
92
CLIMRING CLAW
102
A CANNONADE ON THE MATTERHOEN 1862 114
114
THE MATTERHOEN FROM BERUIL
115
BUT WHAT IS THIS?
118
AN ARCH OF THE AQUEDUCT IN THE VAL TOUENANCHE
122
WATEEWOEN ROCKS IN THE GORGR BELOW THE COENER GLACIER
127
STEIATIONS PRODUCED BY GLACIEEACTION
128
SECTIONS OF ROCHES MOUTONNERS AND ROCHES NIVELEES
131
DIAGRAM OF WRATHEERD ROCK
138
CAEREL LOWEERD ME DOWN
150
PORTEAIT OF MONSIEUR FAVER
163
CROSSING THE CHANNEL
165
FROM ST MICHEL TO LA BERARDE BY THE COL DES AIGS DARVE
166
PORTEAIT OF MICHELAUGUSTE CROZ
167
PLAN TO SHEW ROUTE
170
THE AIGUILLES DARVE FROM ABOVE THE CHALETS OF RIEU BLANC
172
KENNEDY ICEAXE 337
179
PORTEAIT OF MELCHIOR ANDEERGG
180
MAP OF THE BRECHE DE LA MRIJE ETC
182
DIAGRAM TO SHEW ANGLE OF SUMMIT OF MRIJE AS SERN FROMINA GRAVE
184
THE VALLON DES ETANC ONS
186
CHAPTER VI
188
MAP OF THE CENTEAL DAUPHINE ALPS
189
THE POINTE DES ECEINS FROM THE COL DU GALIBIER
198
OUTLINE TO SHEW ROUTE UP POINTE DES ECEINS
199
FRAGMENT FROM THE SUMMIT OF THE POINTE DES ECEINS
202
DESCENDING WESTEEN ARETE OF THE POINTE DES ECEINS
204
CHAPTER XII
240
ICEAVALANCHE ON THE MOMING PASS
245
13 THE SUMMIT OF THE MOMING PASS IN 1864
247
1865
250
FACSIMILE OF A LETTER FROM CROZ
254
PAET OF THE SOUTHEEN RIDOR OF THE GRAND COENIER
256
PAET OF THE NOETHEEN RIDGR OF THE GRAND COENIER
257
THE ASCENT OF THE DENT ELANCHE
261
PORTEAIT OF T S KENNEDY
267
CHAPTER XV
268
DIAGRAMS TO SHEW DIP OF STEATA ON THE MATTERHOEN
274
MY TENTBRAERRTHE HUNCHBACK
279
THE VILLAGE OF VAL TOUENANCHE 1892
280
72 THE BouQUETfN
284
A CERTIN OF AOSTA
287
IMAGINARY SECTION OF A GLACIER
319
QUAETZVRIN
323
CHAPTER XVII
333
MY ICEAXE
336
PORTEAIT OF CHEISTIAN ALMER
341
ON THE MER DE GLACE
342
ICEPlNNACLES ON THE MER DE GLACE
343
CHAPTER XIX
353
GLISSADING
355
THE WRONG WAY TO USE A ROPE ON GLACIER
361
THE RIGHT WAY TO USE A ROPE ON GLACIER
362
S PORTEAIT OF LOED FRANCIS DOUGLAS
368
CHAPEL AT THE LAC NOIR SCHWARZSEE
369
PORTEAIT OF REV CHARLES HUDSON
371
CROZ CROZ J COME HERE
378
THE SUMMIT OF THE MATTERHOEN
380
OEDER OF THE DESCENTA FRIGHTFUL AVALANCHEHADOW SLIP SDEATH OF CEOZ
381
THE ACTUAL SUMMIT OF THE MATTERHOEN IN 1865
383
ROPE BEOKEN ON THE MATTERHOEN
386
DIAGRAM OF FoeBow
388
PORTEAIT OF MONSIEUR SKILER
389
MANILLA ROPE EROKEN ON THE MATTERHOEN
391
THE SECOND ROPE EROKEN ON THE MATTERHOEN
393
THE END
396
A THE DEATH OF BENNEN
399
PORTEAIT OF J B BICH IN 1892
404
PORTEAIT OF THE LATE CANON CAEREL OF AOSTA
405
PORTEAIT OF J JOSEPH MAQUIGNAZ
407
THE SUMMIT OF THE MATTERHOEN IN 1874 NORTHEEN END
408
THE HUT ON THE HOENLI RIDGE 1892
409
THE ENGLISH CHUECH AT ZERMATT
413
ON THE ZERMATT RAILWAT BETWEEN STALDEN AND KALPETEAN
421
THE STSTEME ABT
422
KEY TO THE CLUBROOM OF ZERMATT
423
Aug 1011
424
F GEOLOGY OF THE MATTERHOEN BY SIG F GIOEDANO
434
GENERAL ROUTE MAP 2 THE VALLET OF ZERMATT AND THE CENTEAL PENNINE ALPS 3 THE VALPELLINE THE VALTOUENANCH...
437
H DENUDATION IN THE VALLEY OF THE DURANCE
443
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