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MY CLIMBS IN THE ALPS AND CAUCASUS A.F. Mummery 1895 1st UK ed Hardcover Very Good
By Mummery, A.F.
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London, 1895, 1st UK edition. 361 pp, 11 plates, 22 ills. Tall 8vo. Cover is lightly soiled, soil and scuffing on spine, edge wear, leather title patches worn but still intact, almost no foxing, Very Good condition. It is very hard to fine a really fine copy of this book, in any of the early UK or USA editions.

One of the most influential books in the literature. Mummery was one of the first skilled rock climbers, and was lost on Nanga Parbat in 1895. This is one of the great classics of mountaineering literature.

This book was the Into Thin Air of its era, the turn of the century, and I think almost every copy was read to death.

'My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus' is Alfred Mummery's rousing and humorous account of his European climbing career. Dispensing with the use of guides, he laid the future for climbing as we know it today. 'My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus' is Mummery's rousing and humorous account of his European climbing career. His book gives a flavour of the heroic era of mountaineering's beginnings - he was decades ahead of his time in realising that the essence of mountaineering lies not in ascending ascending a peak, but in struggling with and overcoming difficulties.

'My Climbs.' is both a joyful, life-affirming tale of adventure and also a manifesto outlining Mummery's radical approach to climbing mountains. It's a fine legacy from a visionary mountaineer and should be on every Alpinist's or climber's bookshelf. Preface Introduction Nanga Parbat 1895 1 The Matterhorn - Zmutt Ridge 2 The Matterhorn - Furggen Ridge 3 The Col Du Lion 4 Der Teufelsgrat 5 The Aiguille Des Charmoz 6 The Grepon 7 The Dent Du Requin 8 Aiguille Du Plan 9 The Aiguille Verte - by the Charpoua Glacier 10 The Aiguille Verte - by the Moine Ridge 11 A Little Pass - Col Des Courtes 12 Dych Tau 13 Some Caucasian Passes 14 The Pleasures and Penalties of Mountaineering.

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