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TIL FJELLS I NORGE [TO THE MOUNTAINS OF NORWAY] William Cecil Slingsby 1966 Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Slingsby, William Cecil
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Norway, 1966. 203 pp, b/w drawings. Small Hardcover, Dust Jacket has worn edges, but book is fine. Near Fine condition.

The author gives in this book a fresh and vivid picture of why he was called the father's father in Norway. He was not just the first to bestow the Great Skagastølstind (in 1876), but he also opened Norwegians' eyes for the enchantment by traveling in the mountains. Book is a unique documentation of what and how he experienced in the Norwegian mountains, but is also a charming report of the conditions in Norway at the end of the 19th century.

Slingsby was an avid contributor to the Norwegian Tourist Association's yearbooks with many articles about mountain climbing and bretures. He also wrote an article in Norsk Fjeldsport 1914: "The history and development of Norsk Mountaineering". Slingsby published Norway, the Northern Playground in 1904. A revised edition was published in 1941 and a Norwegian shortened edition entitled "Til Bergs i Norge" was published in 1966.

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