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BECAUSE IT IS THERE: FAMOUS MOUNTAINEERS 1840-1940. Unsworth 1973
By Unsworth, Walt
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London, 1973, 2nd impression. 144 pp, ills. 24 short biographies of famous mountaineers. This is a volume of short biographies of famous climbers and mountaineers, each of whom has made some important contribution to the sport. He sets out to show the wide and varying appeal that makes mountaineering the  fascinating game it is.

 
Among those included are Mallory, who disappeared into the mist on one of the earliest Everest expeditions and was never seen again, others include Slingsby, Eckenstein, Edwards, Smythe, Smith, Jones, Herford and many others.   DJ, Fine.

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