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Scrambles Amongst The Alps

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By Edward Whymper

With Additional Illustrations and Material from the Author’s Unpublished Diaries, Revised and Edited by H.E.G. Tyndale

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Published by Webb & Bower/Michael Joseph, Devon/London, 1986, 1st UK in this format (original 1st UK Edition 1871), D/w, Fine.    Edward Whymper (1840-1911) was an English Mountaineer, Explorer, Illustrator, and Author best known for the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865, at his eighth attempt, and the subsequent tragedy on the descent where four members of his party were killed. He made numerous Alpine first ascents in the 1860s and later went on to climb and explore in Greenland, South America and the Canadian Rockies.   In this his first published work, he also produced one of the most important books in climbing literature, a classic work by one of mountaineering’s great pioneering figures and “The most famous of all mountaineering books” (Neate).  The book also offers a fascinating insight into the early history of climbing and climbing techniques.  This reissue of Scrambles is taken from the 1936 sixth edition, with the addition of fine colour photographs of the Alps by John Cleare.

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Weight1.2 kg