A History of Mountain Climbing

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St Martins Press, 1996 - Mountaineering - 335 pages
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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 this book, 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.

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Frison-Roche, a French writer and climber, has been active in climbing since the mid-1930s; Jouty is editor of Alpinisme et randonnee. Here they collaborate in a history of climbing that reviews major ... Read full review

Contents

From One Range to Another
171
Slaying the Giants
209
Conquering Everest 1953
237
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