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ON HIGH HILLS: MEMORIES OF THE ALPS Geoffrey Winthrop Young 1927 1st UK ed Hardcover Fine
By Young, Geoffrey Winthrop
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London, Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1927, 1st edition. 368 pp, 24 b/w photos. Thick green cloth hardcover. Fine condition.

[Neate Y21.] "This book contains accounts of his great Alpine climbs before 1914, and much of his finest prose."

This book contains some fine descriptions of some of Youngs greatest Alpine climbs before 1914.
 
Contents: Hills and a Boy; The Gateway to the Mountains; Some Early Ventures; Finding the Way; Finding the Fellow-Traveller; Ridges and Failures; Weisshorn Ways; Days with a Guide; Days with Friends; Suspense and Colour; Moods and Shadows; Twin Ridges of the Jorasses; A Memory of the Mischabel; Mont Blanc by the way; The Great Side of the Grpon and The Last Alpine Climbs.   

Wikipedia: Geoffrey Winthrop Young (1876 1958) was a British climber, poet and educator, and author of several notable books on mountaineering.

Young began rock climbing shortly before his first term at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied Classics and won the Chancellor's Medal for English Verse two years running. While there, Young wrote a humorous college climbing guide called The Roof-Climber's Guide to Trinity, in part a parody of early alpine guidebooks, in part a useful reference work for those, like him, who were keen to clamber up Cambridge's highest spires.

During the Edwardian Period, and up until the outbreak of hostilities heralding World War I, Young made several new and difficult ascents in the Alps, including noted routes on the Zermatt Breithorn (the 'Younggrat'), the west ridge of the Gspaltenhorn, on the west face of the Weisshorn, and a dangerous and rarely repeated route on the south face of the Tschhorn. His finest rock climb was the Mer de Glace face of the Aiguille du Grpon. In 1911, with H. O. Jones, he ascended the Brouillard ridge of Mont Blanc and made the first complete traverse of the west ridge of the Grandes Jorasses, and the first decent of the ridge to the Col des Hirondelles. His favoured, but not only, guide was Joseph Knubel of St Niklaus.

Winthrop Young also put up new routes on the crags of the Lake District and Wales. He was elected president of the Climbers' Club in 1913, and he organised the Pen-y-Pass gatherings that propelled the advancement of rock climbing and included such technical luminaries as J. M. Archer Thompson, George Leigh Mallory, Siegfried Herford, John Percy Farrar and Oscar Eckenstein. These parties, beginning in earnest about 1907, and sometimes reaching sixty men, women and children, flooded the hotel and overflowed into Eckenstein's miner's cabin and various tents. They came to an end in 1914.

During the war, Young was at first a correspondent for the liberal Daily News, but later, as a conscientious objector, was active in the FAU, the Friends' Ambulance Unit. He received several decorations, but on 31 August 1917 an explosion caused injuries requiring the amputation of one of his legs. After the amputation, Young walked sixteen miles in two days to avoid being captured by the Austrians. He continued alpine climbing for a number of years using a specially designed artificial leg that accepted a number of attachments for snow and rock work and climbed the Matterhorn in 1928.

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