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THE WILDERNESS HANDBOOK 1974 1st edition Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Paul Petzoldt
By Petzoldt, Paul
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New York, 1974, 1st  edition. 286 pp, b/w photos. Bright blue Hardcover with very minor edge wear, Dust Jacket, Near Fine condition.

Both copies SIGNED by Paul Petzoldt on half title page.

Paul Kiesow Petzoldt (January 16, 1908 - October 6, 1999) is one of America's most accomplished mountaineers. He is perhaps best known for establishing the National Outdoor Leadership School in 1965. In 1938 Paul Petzoldt was a member of the first American team to attempt a climb on K2 and made his first ascent of the Grand Teton in 1924 at the age of 16.

Petzoldt's other accomplishments in the outdoors are also considered major advances among wilderness enthusiasts. Before the establishmentof NOLS, he had a hand in creating a Colorado addition to the Outward Bound program. Noted in his introduction to The New Wilderness Handbook, his experience in NOLS, Outward Bound and love of the wilderness,evolved into the Wilderness Education Association. WEA courses,certification and knowledge are still helping many advocates of the environment learn ways to have low-impact adventures in the environment.


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