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Mountaineering Literature

Author: Jill Neate
Publsiher: The Mountaineers Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1987-12
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9780938567042
Rating: 4.8/5 (67 downloads)

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Long established as a standard reference work worldwide, this is a thorough bibliography of all mountaineering books that are of practical use to climbers or for reading pleasure or historical interest. Documenting more than 2000 books of mountaineering literature, it also includes nearly 900 climber's guidebooks, a sampling of more than 400 works of mountaineering fiction, plus journals and bibliographies.

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The 100 Greatest Climbing and Mountaineering Books

Author: Jon Barton
Publsiher: Vertebrate Publishing
Total Pages: 123
Release: 2020-07-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 1839810297
Rating: 4.0/5 (97 downloads)

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Here is a list. It contains 100 climbing and mountaineering books. Some are brilliant; some are not. Some have won awards; some of them should have. Some of them are only a year or two old; some were written over 100 years ago. One of these books might make your top five; one of them might be the worst climbing book you've ever read – if you even finished it. Most of the big names are here – Harrer, Simpson, McDonald, Roberts, Krakauer, Bonatti, Kirkpatrick, Moffat (and Moffatt) – and some not-so-big names. Have a read, see what you think. And remember: it's just a list.

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Mountaineering Books: eBook Sampler

Author: Reinhold Messner
Publsiher: Vertebrate Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2015-01-14
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 1910240508
Rating: 4.0/5 (8 downloads)

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For this mountaineering eBook collection from Vertebrate Publishing, we've picked extracts from eleven of our favourite mountaineering and exploration titles. Including works from Reinhold Messner, Edwin Drummond and Joe Tasker, these award-winning titles trace the history of mountains from the 1920s to the present day. From the tense and thrilling to the evocative and stirring, they record some of the most exciting events in climbing. Legendary explorer H.W. Tilman cycles across Africa in Snow on the Equator. Kurt Diemberger offers a harrowing first-hand account of the 1996 K2 tragedy in The Endless Knot, and Doug Scott and Alex MacIntyre reveal exactly what goes on during climbing expeditions in their Boardman Tasker winning Shishapangma. You can find out more about the books featured, and others, on our website: This mountaineering eBook sampler features extracts from: Mountaineering Holiday by Frank Smythe Snow on the Equator by H.W. Tilman Conquistadors of the Useless by Lionel Terray Savage Arena by Joe Tasker Shishapangma by Doug Scott and Alex MacIntyre On Thin Ice by Mick Fowler Elusive Summits by Victor Saunders The Endless Knot by Kurt Diemberger Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate by Reinhold Messner A Dream of White Horses by Edwin Drummond My Life by Anderl Heckmair

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Mountaineering and British Romanticism

Author: Simon Bainbridge
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2020-04-16
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0192599763
Rating: 4.9/5 (63 downloads)

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This book examines the relationship between Romantic-period writing and the activity that Samuel Taylor Coleridge christened 'mountaineering' in 1802. It argues that mountaineering developed as a pursuit in Britain during the Romantic era, earlier than is generally recognised, and shows how writers including William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ann Radcliffe, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, and Walter Scott were central to the activity's evolution. It explores how the desire for physical ascent shaped Romantic-period literary culture and investigates how the figure of the mountaineer became crucial to creative identities and literary outputs. Illustrated with 25 images from the period, the book shows how mountaineering in Britain had its origins in scientific research, antiquarian travel, and the search for the picturesque and the sublime. It considers how writers engaged with mountaineering's power dynamics and investigates issues including the politics of the summit view (what Wordsworth terms 'visual sovereignty'), the relationships between different types of 'mountaineers', and the role of women in the developing cultures of ascent. Placing the work of canonical writers alongside a wide range of other types of mountaineering literature, this book reassesses key Romantic-period terms and ideas, such as vision, insight, elevation, revelation, transcendence, and the sublime. It opens up new ways of understanding the relationship between Romantic-period writers and the world that they experienced through their feet and hands, as well as their eyes, as they moved through the challenging landscapes of the British mountains.

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Mountaineering and Its Literature

Author: Jill Neate
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1980
Genre: Mountaineering
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Metamorphoses of Travel Writing

Author: Grzegorz Moroz
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2010-02-19
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1443820458
Rating: 4.0/5 (58 downloads)

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This book reflects, comments on and adds to a fast growing field of travel writing studies. The twenty-five papers in this volume rely on a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches and explore a diverse body of travel writing texts created over the last three hundred years in English, Polish, Hungarian and French. The book is divided into three parts. The first one includes papers which apply the findings of post-structuralism, generic and cultural criticism as well as narratology to explore theories, canons and genres in travel writing drawing material not only from non-fictional and fictional prose narratives but also from poetry and tragedy. The second and third parts contain papers on a wide selection of travel writing texts, both fictional and non-fictional, written in Anglophone, as well as other literary traditions. They are arranged chronologically: the second part is devoted to texts written in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, while the third part focuses on those written in the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

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Author: Claude Wilson
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1893
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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A descriptive book on mountaineering, covering all practical and technical aspects of the sport. The author, Claude Wilson, was president of the British Alpine Club from 1929 to 1932 and himself an experienced climber. The book was written with the intention of informing novice climbers.

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The New Mountaineer in Late Victorian Britain

Author: Alan McNee
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2017-04-18
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 3319334409
Rating: 4.4/5 (9 downloads)

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This book is about the rise of a new ethos in British mountaineering during the late nineteenth century. It traces how British attitudes to mountains were transformed by developments both within the new sport of mountaineering and in the wider fin-de-siècle culture. The emergence of the new genre of mountaineering literature, which helped to create a self-conscious community of climbers with broadly shared values, coincided with a range of cultural and scientific trends that also influenced the direction of mountaineering. The author discusses the growing preoccupation with the physical basis of aesthetic sensations, and with physicality and materiality in general; the new interest in the physiology of effort and fatigue; and the characteristically Victorian drive to enumerate, codify, and classify. Examining a wide range of texts, from memoirs and climbing club journals to hotel visitors’ books, he argues that the figure known as the ‘New Mountaineer’ was seen to embody a distinctly modern approach to mountain climbing and mountain aesthetics.

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Mountaineering Tourism

Author: Ghazali Musa
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2015-06-05
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 1317668731
Rating: 4.8/5 (31 downloads)

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In May 1993 the British Mountaineering Council met to discuss the future of high altitude tourism. Of concern to attendees were reports of queues on Everest and reference was made to mountaineer Peter Boardman calling Everest an ‘amphitheater of the ego’. Issues raised included environmental and social responsibility and regulations to minimize impacts. In the years that have followed there has been a surge of interest in climbing Everest, with one day in 2012 seeing 234 climbers reach the summit. Participation in mountaineering tourism has surely escalated beyond the imagination of those who attended the meeting 20 years ago. This book provides a critical and comprehensive analysis of all pertinent aspects and issues related to the development and the management of the growth area of mountaineering tourism. By doing so it explores the meaning of adventure and special reference to mountain-based adventure, the delivering of adventure experience and adventure learning and education. It further introduces examples of settings (alpine environments) where a general management framework could be applied as a baseline approach in mountaineering tourism development. Along with this general management framework, the book draws evidence from case studies derived from various mountaineering tourism development contexts worldwide, to highlight the diversity and uniqueness of management approaches, policies and practices. Written by leading academics from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, this insightful book will provide students, researchers and academics with a better understanding of the unique aspects of tourism management and development of this growing form of adventure tourism across the world.

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Author: Royal Geographical Society
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2022-12-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 0241410142
Rating: 4.0/5 (42 downloads)

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Celebrating a tradition of bravery, thirst for knowledge, and pursuit of glory, this ebook tells the stories of the most famous mountaineers in history and explores the climbs that they conquered. Mountaineers is filled with stirring tales of adventure and intriguing characters, from the Brits who insisted on hauling cases of vintage champagne up to Everest base camp in 1924, to the Italian Duke of the Abruzzi who took 10 iron bedsteads up Alaska's Malaspina glacier. It chronicles the stories of the pioneers who first conquered the heights of this planet, from Otzi the Iceman to Edmund Hillary, important scientific discoveries that were made along the way, and accounts of great bravery, fellowship, altruism, and humour in the face of adversity. The ebook features fact files for over 100 famous mountaineers and stunning photography of the mountains they scaled, and contains rare artefacts that were found on their journeys, previously unpublished photographs, and specially commissioned route maps to recreate history's greatest ascents. The book also charts the development of technology, equipment, and techniques from the tweed hacking jackets and pipe-smoking of the early mountaineers to the sophisticated kit being used today.

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Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills

Author: The Mountaineers
Publsiher: Mountaineers Books
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2017-10-05
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 1680510053
Rating: 4.0/5 (53 downloads)

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“The definitive guide to mountains and climbing . . .”—Conrad Anker For nearly 60 years it’s been revered as the “bible” of mountaineering–and now it’s even better than ever • The best-selling instructional text for new and intermediate climbers for more than half a century • New edition—fully updated techniques and all-new illustrations • Researched and written by a team of expert climbers Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is the text beloved by generations of new climbers—the standard for climbing education around the world where it has been translated into 12 languages. For the all-new 9th Edition, committees comprosed of active climbers and climbing educators reviewed every chapter of instruction, and discussed updates with staff from the American Alpine Club (AAC), the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), and the Access Fund. They also worked with professional members of the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA), to review their work and ensure that the updated textbook includes the most current best practices for both alpine and rock climbing instruction. From gear selection to belay and repel techniques, from glacier travel to rope work, to safety, safety, and more safety—there is no more comprehensive and thoroughly vetted training manual for climbing than the standard set by Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, 9th Edition. Significant updates to this edition include: • New alignment with AAC’s nationwide universal belay standard • Expanded and more detailed avalanche safety info, including how to better understand avalanches, evaluate hazards, travel safely in avy terrain, and locate and rescue a fellow climber in an avalanche • Newly revamped chapters on clothing and camping • All-new illustrations reflecting the latest gear and techniques—created by artist John McMullen, former art director of Climbing magazine • Review of and contributions to multiple sections by AMGA-certified guides • Fresh approach to the Ten Essentials—now making the iconic list easier to recall

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Mountaineering Tourism

Author: Michal Apollo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2021-09-30
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 1000505561
Rating: 4.5/5 (61 downloads)

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This book offers a critical account of the historical evolution of mountaineering and its relation to the phenomenon of tourism, providing an overview of recent developments linked to the diversification, commodification and commercialisation of mountaineering activity. Mountaineering, broadly defined as hiking, trekking and climbing, is now a mass phenomenon, with continually growing numbers of trekkers, climbers and religious tourists hiking in mountain regions. Increasing visitor numbers require the current policies to be updated. The environments around high-mountain areas and their local resident communities, until recently cut off from civilisation, are sensitive to outside influences and have been abruptly exposed to the impact of mountaineering and related activities. This is the first book to disentangle overlapping terms and definitions related to mountaineering tourism. It identifies the key terms and turning points in mountaineering tourism and discusses the impacts of mountaineering tourism from an environmental, socio-cultural and personal perspective and identifies current tourism management policies. Finally, this book provides a continuum between the past and future of mountaineering tourism and aims to provide policy suggestions for sustainable management of fragile mountain regions. This will be of great interest to upper-level students and academics of tourism, as well as industry representatives and policymakers with an interest in adventure tourism and mountaineering.

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Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal

Author: Scottish Mountaineering Club
Total Pages: 430
Release: 1897
Genre: Mountaineering
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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Includes section "Mountaineering literature."

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Peering Over the Edge

Author: Mikel Vause
Publsiher: Mountain N' Air Books
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2005
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781879415423
Rating: 4.9/5 (154 downloads)

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The Philosophy of Mountaineering. This book is the result of the contributions by some of the greatest authors of moutaineering literature: Pat Ament, Phil Bartlett, Arlene Blum, Margaret Body, Sir Chris Bonington, Hamish M. Brown, Joe Brown, Greg Child, Jim Curran, Giusto Gervasutti, Andrew Greig, Terry Gifford, Heinrich Harrer, Dougal Haston, Maurice Herzog, Sir John Hunt, Jeff Long, Jeff Lowe, Hamish MacInnes, Jeffrey McCarthy, Ian Mitchell, Paul Prichard, David Roberts, Doug Robinson, Steve Roper, Galen Rowell, Woodrow Wilson Sayer, Doug Scott, Eric Shipton, G. B. Spenceley, Sir Leslie Stephen, Mikel Vause, Edward Whymper, Simon Yates, Geoffrey Winthrop Young.

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Kiss Or Kill

Author: Mark Twight
Publsiher: The Mountaineers Books
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2002-01-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9780898868876
Rating: 4.8/5 (688 downloads)

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Kiss or Kill: Confessions of a Serial Climber is raw, unfiltered Twight who makes it clear that climbing is only distantly about the summit. Whether railing against the spinelessness of siege-style mountaineering, admitting addiction to pushing the bounds of the possible, or revelling in his ability to cut away anything in life that holds him back, Twight never blinks. Along the way, there is the drama of new and epic routes, unbreakable bonds between climbing partners, and Twight's evolution as a climber and a man. He tells every story in a unique, in-your-face style.

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Essays on the Literature of Mountaineering

Author: Armand Edwards Singer
Total Pages: 186
Release: 1982
Genre: Mountaineering
Rating: 4./5 ( downloads)

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