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25 of the World’s Great Climbs

By Garth Hattingh,    With a Foreword by Paul Pritchard

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Published by The Mountaineers, Seattle, 2000, 1st US Edition, D/w, Fine.   A fine large coffee-table volume with excellent and inspiring colour photography throughout, this showcases 25 of the greatest rock and ice climbs of the previous quarter century.  It is divided into ‘Rock Climbs’, Ice & Mixed Climbs’, ‘Alpine-Scale Climbs’, ‘Big Wall Climbs’ and ‘Big Mountain Climbs’ and covers the history of developing these often ground-breaking routes through accounts of first and epic ascents.  Routes include The Indian Face in Wales, Metanoia on the Eiger, the Destivelle Route on the Dru in Chamonix, El Nino on El Cap in Yosemite and the South Face of Lhotse, amongst many more.  Hattingh is a South African who has climbed extensively in South Africa, Europe, North and South America.

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