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A HISTORY OF MOUNTAIN CLIMBING Roger Frison-Roche and Sylvain Jouty 1996 1st ed Large Hardcover DJ Like New
By Frison-Roche, Roger and Sylvain Jouty
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New York, Flammarion, 1996. 335 pp, hundreds of color and b/w photos. In English. Large format black cloth hardcover with dust jacket. Like New.

This is a heavy, large format book. Extra postage will be requested for Media Mail, Priority Mail and International Mail.

A monumental and spectacularly illustrated history of Alpine, Himalayan, Africa, and Caucasus climbing, from the earliest ascents of Mont Blanc to the hardest Himalayan routes being done today. Includes 50 biographies, detailed chronology of events, and other data.

Roger Frison-Roche (1906-1999) was a French writer and climber, and had been active in climbing since the mid-1930s. Sylvain Jouty is editor of Alpinisme et randonnee, a French climbing magazine. Here they collaborate in a history of climbing that reviews major events without chauvinism and discusses how changing technology and culture have altered the sport.

The first half of the book is devoted to climbing in the Alps since the 18th century, where the sport began and which, the authors note, it has now outgrown, owing to increasingly sophisticated equipment.

The second half deals with climbing in mountain ranges elsewhere. The appendixes include brief biographies of climbers of many different nationalities, a chronology of major events, and an excellent bibliography, all of which add to the value of the work. Some 300 illustrations, two-thirds of them in color, make it a desirable gift and, for libraries that purchase it, an invitation to unauthorized weeding.


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