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Peaks and Pioneers: The Story of Mountaineering


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By Francis Keenlyside,   With a Preface by Lord Hunt  (Sir John Hunt)

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Published by Paul Elek, London, 1975, 1st UK Edition, D/w (slight nicks), V.G.   Large format, well produced and well illustrated summary two-hundred year history of mountaineering from the late eighteenth century in the Alps of Savoy and Switzerland through the Golden Age and on to the Greater Ranges in the twentieth century.  With 40 color plates, 220 black-and-white illustrations and 4 maps.  Francis Keenlyside, author of many mountaineering articles and papers, was editor of the Climbers’ Club Journal from 1950 to 1954 and of the Alpine Journal from 1954 to 1962.

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Weight1.6 kg