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The Vertical World of Yosemite


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A Collection of Photographs and Writings on Rock Climbing in Yosemite

Edited by Galen A. Rowell

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Published by Wilderness Press, Berkeley, 1974, 1st US Edition, Insc, D/w (wear at corners and small tears top and bottom of spine), D/w – V.G., Book – Nr. Fine.    Galen Rowell (1940-2002) was an accomplished American mountaineer, wilderness photographer, author and adventure photojournalist, who was tragically killed, along with his wife, in a plane crash in California in 2002.  Large format landscape volume with the usual excellent colour photography from Rowell, one of the pre-eminent photographers of the outdoor world.  This is Rowell’s first book, also the first major book on climbing in Yosemite and features many photos, mainly black-and-white, of first ascents of classic Yosemite climbs.  There are seventeen chapters, each written by prominent first ascensionists and introduced by Rowell to provide context.  Authors include Allen Steck, Warren Harding, Royal Robbins, Yvon Chouinard, Chuck Pratt and Rowell himself.

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Weight1.2 kg