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MOUNTAINEERING IN THE SIERRA NEVADA Clarence King Paperback 2014 2 copies available
By King, Clarence
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NB, 2014. 292 pp. Paperback, Near Fine to Fine condition. 

The classic of American mountaineering. Considered perhaps the greatest book on mountaineering in America, it describes ascents made by Clarence King when he was participating in the Geological Survey of California from 1863 to 1866, also known as the Whitney Survey. The descriptions of the ascent and descent of Mount Tyndall and the story of the vain efforts to reach the summit of Mount Whitney are classics of Mountaineering literature.
 
King was the first to climb the Sierra Nevada and the first to write of the range extensively in all its moods. After 150 years it still makes a good read. King, Whitney and others made many first ascents in the Sierra Nevada and produced the first accurate survey of the range. 


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