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A History of Mountain Climbing


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By Roger Frison-Roche and Sylvain Jouty, translated from the French by Deke Dusinberre

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Published by Flammarion, Paris and New York, 1996, 1st English-language Edition, D/w, Fine.   Sumptiously illustrated large format history, with the first half of the book chronicling the early conquests of the Alps in the eighteenth century through to the end of the twentieth century, and the second half of the book covering other mountain ranges with a strong emphasis on the Himalayas, Everest and the eight-thousanders. Supplemented by biographies of ’50 Great Names in Mountaineering’ and ‘100 Key Dates’ of significance in the development of mountaineering, as well as a useful bibliography, this is a must for anyone interested in the history of mountaineering.  Roger Frison-Roche (1906-1999) was a celebrated climber, explorer and author, and Sylvain Jouty is also a writer and specialist in the history of mountaineering, having been editor-in-chief of the magazine Alpinisme et Randonnee from 1983 to 1998.



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