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50 YEARS OF ALPINISM Riccardo Cassin 1981 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Cassin, Riccardo
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Seattle, 1981, 1st US edition. 207 pp, 90 b/w photos, 6 maps. Hardcover with dust jacket. Former owner's name written twice, else Fine.

Includes climbs in the Alps, Walker Spur Grandes Jorasses, McKinley, Gasherbrum IV, Lhotse, Andes, more. 

'Riccardo Cassin has written a masterpiece of an autobiography—possibly the most important mountaineering book to be published in the last twenty-five years! It's all here—a scintillating record of a half century of high-standard Alpine endeavor: his first climbs in the Grigna, the Dolomites, the north face of the Cima Ovest, the north face of the Piz Badile, the Walker Spur of the Grandes Jorasses, the Cassin Ridge of McKinley, Jirishanca, Gasherbrum IV and Lhotse. Perhaps the world's best climbs done by one its best climbers. What more could one ask for?” - Roy Kligfield, American Alpine Journal 1983, p. 322-323
 
Riccardo Cassin was born in northern Italy in 1909 and died 100 years later, in 2009! After being a blacksmith and a boxer, he discovered mountaineering. His legendary career has included about 2500 climbs - in Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria, Spain, Yugoslavia, Scotland, the Caucasus, Alaska, Peru, Pakistan, Nepal, Japan and Patagonia. Over one hundred of these were first ascents, accomplished over a span of decades, from the southwest face of Lavaredo Piccolissima in 1934 to the south face of Mount McKinley in 1961 and the west face of Jirishanca in 1965.

At age 78, he repeated the northeast face of Piz Badile on the 50th anniversary of his first ascent. He has published ten books on climbing and has been honored by numerous mountain organizations and governments. Reinhold Messner said of him: "He's a milestone in the history of climbing."


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