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SUMMIT: 150 YEARS OF THE ALPINE CLUB George Band 2006 1st UK ed Large hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Doug Scott
By Band, George
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2006, 1st UK edition. 256 pp, 153 color & 122 bw photos, 6 sketches, 11 maps (8 color), photo endpapers, blue cloth, many photos are full page and full color. Hardcover, tall 11 1/2'' x 9''. There was no USA edition or even any distribution of the UK edition in America. The only copies to be found in the USA are the few dozen we imported and that individuals imported directly from the UK. 

This copy is SIGNED by Doug Scott.

This book is large and heavy so extra postage will be requested for Priority Mail or International Mail.

This work is a history of mountaineering adventure, celebrating 150 Years of the Alpine Club, from the author of the bestselling 'Everest'. The Alpine Club was the world's first mountaineering club, and is Britain's only national club for Alpinists. Its history is also the history of mountaineering; and its story is the story of those men with a passion for adventure who accomplished extraordinary feats against the odds. Since the Alpine Club was founded in 1857, its members have been at the leading edge of worldwide mountaineering development and exploration.

George Band begins his story at the very conception of the Alpine Club and takes us through the evolution of an exclusive Alpine tradition, how climbing developed between the wars, right through to post-war successes. He explores the Golden Decade of the 8000m Peaks during the 1950s, and how improvements in technology have enabled even steeper faces and bigger walls to be conquered. With a collection of photos from the Alpine Club archives never before published, this is a beautiful book to own as well as a compelling read. 

 




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