The Climbers: A History of Mountaineering
Mountaineering has always demanded a fine balancing act between the adrenalin thrust of calculated risk-taking & the basic instinct for survival. The mountaineers of the Victorial golden age which opened up the Alps were men like Whymper & Mummery who tested this balance constantly as they pushed themselves further & further, first in the Alps & later in the Himalaya.
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Bonington, a leading British climber for the last three decades, offers a history of mountain climbing from 1786 to 1990. The golden age of mountaineering in the Alps, expedition siege climbing in the ... Read full review