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A CENTURY OF AMERICAN ALPINISM William Putnam 2002 1st ed Paperback Fine
By Fay, Bent, Palmer, Thorington, Kauffman and Putnam, American Alpine Club
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Colorado, American Alpine Club, 2002, 1st edition. Paperback. Fine. (only edition).

A centennial publication of The American Alpine Club, this journal is loaded with fascinating articles, including: earliest American Mountaineers; Pacific Crest; Tidewater Alaska; Early American Ascents in the Alps; Appalachian Mountain Club Roots; the Social Aspect of Alpinism; To the Top of the Continent: Other Mountain Clubs of America; Momentous Events; The Study of Mountain Elevations; Afield and at War; and a number of other articles.

Illustrated with xxxii vintage duotone plates, as well as intext figures.  A wonderful book detailing American mountain climbing and those who participated in this activity. Contains brief accounts, along with some stupendous photographs. pp. [ix], 196. One memorable picture is of John Muir leaning next against a forest tree later flooded in Hetch Hetchy Valley. 

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