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First Ascent
Author: Stephen Venables

ISBN: 9781844037582
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 10 June 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.6 x 1.7
Description:
An awe-inspiring account of pioneering mountain climbs that made history.

'What transformed pure physical delight into something deeper was the fact that no-one had been here before...'

Discover the fascinating stories of the men and women who have scaled the world's highest peaks. Featuring accounts of some of the world's most treacherous mountain climbs, this amazing collection covers the ascent of Mont Blanc in the 1780s, the golden age of alpine climbing which saw the Matterhorn and the Bietschhorn conquered, as well as the climbing of the great summits of the Americas and the Himalayan peaks, Everest and Annapurna.

First Ascent is a unique survey of human achievement and a tribute to the adventurous spirit of mountaineers past and present.

About the Author

One of the best-known mountaineers of his generation, Stephen Venables was the first Briton to climb Everest without oxygen, pioneering a new route at the same time. His first book, Painted Mountains, won the Boardman Tasker Award. He has also writ...

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