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EMPOR! GEORG WINKLER'S TAGEBUCH [UP! GEORG WINKLER'S DIARY] c.1905 Hardcover Near Fine
By Winkler, Georg
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Leipzig, Grethlein & Co., undated c. 1905. 336 pp, b/w photos, illustrations, illustrated end papers. In German. Pictorial blue linen Art Nouveau hardcover (designed by Otto Bauriedl). Near Fine. 

Full title: Up! Georg Winkler's Diary in Memoriam. A Round of Mountain Trips by excellent Alpinists of Today 

Georg Winkler (1869-1888), a high school student from Munich, was one of the most important guideless climbers of his time. He made important first ascents in the Dolomites: in 1866, at the age of sixteen, the first ascent of the Cima della Madonna (2733 m, Pala group) with A. Zott. In 1887 as the seventeen-year-old first climber of the east of the three Vajoletturm (2800 m. Rosengarten group), and then the "Winkler Tower" single-handed! 

During the summer holidays in 1888, Winkler was planning high tours in the Swiss Alps, where he had his fatal accident on August 16 at the Weisshorn. The glacier did not release his remains until 1956. In addition to Winkler's diary entries (tour descriptions) and letters to his alpine mentors (including E.G. Lammer), this charming and boldly-illustrated publication contains his biography and memories of his tour companions.

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