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MOUNTAIN MEN: TALL TALES AND HIGH ADVENTURE Mick Conefrey, Tim Jordan 2001 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By Conefrey, Mick and Tim Jordan
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UK, Boxtree/BBC, 2001, 1st UK ed. 208 pp, b/w and color photos, map. Hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.

British edition of the US title Mountain Men: A History Of The Remarkable Eccentrics Who First Scaled The World's Most Famous Peaks. The British edition accompanied a major BBC television series.

A history of the world's first great climbers and eccentrics, the Duke of Abruzzi, Fritz Wiessner, Charlie Houston, Hermann Buhl, Edward Whymper, Albert Smith, Frederick Cook and Hudson Stuck, plus others. 

Traversing a century of climbing that began with the Victorian enthusiasts and ended with the conquest of the great Himalayan peaks, Mick Conefrey and Tim Jordan take us back to a not-so-distant world to tell the stories of the extraordinary men who were the first to climb the world's best-known mountains - the Matterhorn, McKinley, Everest, and K2. 

Their quests provide welcome historical context and very modern thrills for readers of adventure narratives. Accompanied by unique archival materials, detailed maps, and photographs, Mountain Men invites us to follow in the footsteps of these fearless explorers, and tells us their stories with all the romance and stupidity, bravado and suffering, courage and miscalculation, intact. 

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