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A history of mountaineering in the Alps

by Claire EМЃliane Engel

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  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

  • Mountaineering,
  • Alps
    • Subjects:
    • Mountaineering -- Alps -- History.,
    • Alps -- Description and travel.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Claire Eliane Engel ; with a foreword by F. S. Smythe.
      LC ClassificationsGV199.44.A4 E53 1977
      The Physical Object
      Pagination296 p., [12] leaves of plates :
      Number of Pages296
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4542023M
      ISBN 100837197007
      LC Control Number77008869

      Mountaineering books like Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer are often turned into Hollywood mountaineering films like Everest () Photo: Everest Movie. There have been hundreds of mountaineering books published over the years – from first ascents to accounts of tragedies to comedy travel books. Early history (before ) The Wildkirchli caves in the Appenzell Alps show traces of Neanderthal habitation (ab BCE). During the Würm glaciation (up to c. BP), the entire Alps were covered in ice. Anatomically modern humans reach the Alpine region by c. 30, years ago. MtDNA Haplogroup K (believed to have originated in the mid-Upper Paleolithic, between ab and.

      The Canadian Alps: The History of Mountaineering in Canada, Volume 1. Robert W. Sandford. Altitude Publishing, Banff, pages, numerous illustrations and black-and-white photographs. I knew I was getting old, but, until I started reading this book, I was unaware how far out of touch I had become. European Alps Mountaineering. Mountain Guides for climbing, backcountry skiing and hiking tours around the world in California, the Alps of Europe, South America, and the Mexico Volcanoes. If you book today for trips this summer you will get a full refund up to 14 days prior (or 30 days for international trips) if the trip is cancelled, or.

      The Climbers—A History of Mountaineering. Chris Bonington. BBC Books and Hodder & Stoughton, London, pages, 40 color photographs, black-and-white photographs, maps and diagrams. £ Chris Bonington is well acquainted with the history of mountaineering and he is . We are often asked to recommend a good mountaineering book to read, help select as a gift, or for books worth collecting. We started this as a list of the 'best' mountaineering books for readers and collectors, but due to input from many collectors, have added sections on the best guidebooks, picture books, prize winners, etc.

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The golden age of mountaineering in the Alps, expedition siege climbing in the Himalayas, and the alpine-style small party climbs of the s and s are given due space, while a final chapter touches on the latest developments in championship and sport by: 2.

FOREWORD by F. SMYTHE: THIS is a remarkable book for two reasons. It is the first really comprehensive work to be published in this country on the history of mountaineering, from the earliest. FOREWORD by F. SMYTHE: THIS is a remarkable book for two reasons.

It is the first really comprehensive work to be published in this country on the history of mountaineering, from the earliest travellers in the Alps down to the present-day climbing technique, which expresses itself on mountain sides believed impossible.

Rev. published in under title: Mountaineering in the Alps. Reprint of the ed. published by Scribner, New York. The Canadian Alps (The History of mountaineering in Canada) Hardcover – January 1, by Robert W Sandford (Author) › Visit Amazon's Robert W Sandford Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Reviews: 1. A HISTORY OF MOUNTAINEERING IN THE ALPS by Engel, Claire Eliane and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at By the s the Alpine Club was already formed in London.

This was one of the first mountaineering clubs in the world and it has developed one of the foremost collections of mountaineering literature, with o books, journals, guidebooks, expedition reports and maps.

It is a unique record of the history of mountaineering. History. ALPS Mountaineering was started in by Dennis Brune, who had previously run Kelty, in rural east central Missouri. With his oldest child beginning middle school, the flexibility of starting his own company was enough to convince him to leave Kelty.

Over the years the company has grown, becoming a very family oriented company with. Mountaineering in a contemporary sporting sense was born when a young Genevese scientist, Horace-Bénédict de Saussure, on a first visit to Chamonix inviewed Mont Blanc (at 15, feet [4, metres] the tallest peak in Europe) and determined that he would climb to the top of it or be responsible for its being climbed.

The golden age of alpinism was the decade in mountaineering between Alfred Wills 's ascent of the Wetterhorn in and Edward Whymper 's ascent of the Matterhorn induring which many major peaks in the Alps saw their first ascents. A History of Mountaineering in the Alps, by Claire Eliane Engel.

pages, 24 plates, with a foreword by F. Smythe and a bibliography of Alpine literature. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, Price, $ Indefatigable Miss Engel describes a century and. History Early mountaineering. Humans have been present in mountains since prehistory. The remains of Ötzi, who lived in the 4th millennium BC, were found in a glacier in the Ötztal Alps.

However, the highest mountains were rarely visited early on, and were often associated with supernatural or religious concepts.

Nonetheless, there are many documented examples of people climbing mountains. The golden age of Alpine mountaineering in the 19th century made heroes of climbers such as Edward Whymper and Leslie Stephen. Their successes and.

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Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book\/a>, schema:CreativeWork\/a>. Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Mountaineering -- History.

Alps -- Description and travel. Mountaineering. View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items. A compendium of names of people and places, of peaks and dates that is sadly lacking in the human interest and excitement which the reader might expect from the subject matter.

To the initiated few who are already familiar with Alpine geography and history, this may prove an exhaustive reference work; however, the interested lay reader will probably give up after the first few chapters of.

“An entertaining, turbocharged race among the high mountain passes of six alpine countries.” - Liesl Schillinger, New York Times Book Review “The combination of a contemporary first-person travelogue in which we motor along with O’Shea, traversing peaks and peeking into crevasses, and a time-tripping riffle through Alpine history’s greatest hits proves an ideal mix.”4/4(40).

Witty, well-written journey through Europe’s most famous mountains I read this book before, during, and after a hiking trip in the Alps, in Switzerland, Italy, and France.

The author did not hike, but spent a summer driving a sports car through the Alps, exploring small towns and indulging in /5(71). ISBN: X OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published in under title: A history of mountaineering in the Alps.

Description. The history of the Alps and how they grew from being an incumbrance to being, what was once described by Leslie Stephen as, "The Playground of Europe", during the golden age of mountaineering when the British began travelling to the alps to climb the highest peaks in Europe, is central to a fascinating transformation of the human mind from seeing hills an mountains as a problem to get around to .All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service.

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Jon Mathieu is Professor of History at the University of Lucerne and a renowned scholar of Alpine history.

In The Alps won the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research’s prestigious Science Book of the Year award for the best humanities book for a general audience.

In a career spanning thirty years, Mathieu has written seven books that have been translated into multiple Reviews: