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Killing Dragons


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The Conquest of the Alps

By Fergus Fleming

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Published by Granta Books, London, 2000, 1st UK Edition, D/w, Fine.   A history of mountaineering in the Alps, described on the sleeve as “A hair-raising, hilarious account of the birth of mountaineering”. It covers early scientific explorations by pioneers such as De Saussure and Bourrit, through Tyndall, Smith, Whymper and the Golden Age to the twentieth century ascents of “the suicidally dangerous north faces of the Eiger and Matterhorn”.


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Weight0.85 kg