First conqueror of Matterhorn describes early mountain climbing, excitement and danger of climbing the high peaks violent storms, falling rocks, frigid temperatures, glorious alpine scenery, and the thrill of conquest....
|Title||:||Scrambles Amongst the Alps: In the Years 1860-69|
|Publisher||:||Dover Publications Inc Auflage 5th ed 14 Mai 1996|
|Number of Pages||:||512 Seiten|
|File Size||:||792 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Scrambles Amongst the Alps: In the Years 1860-69 Reviews
A wonderful story of non-technical climbing from the 19th century. Inspiring.
I read this as historical research but quickly fell in love with it as a work of literature. There's a lot of first-we-did-this and then-we-did-that, but when Whymper moves away from chronological reporting, he shows himself to be one hell of a good writer. His conquest of the Matterhorn and the tragedy that quickly followed give the book its emotional core. If you like adventure stories, I don't know how you don't love this.
Mountaineering classic! A great documentary on climbing technique and gear of old. Whymper's wonderful humor and incredible enthusiasm for the mountains permeate.
As a mountain and alpine hiker this was a great book written by someone who did it all back when climbing didn't have any of the tech gear that makes it easier today. Especially the stories of summiting the Matterhorn. Been to Zermatt several times and the awesomeness of that mountain never disappoints!
This is a great book whether you are an armchair mountaineer or an avid climber. It is a classic of the genre by a pioneer of the craft. There's some humble bragging in the text that is a common thread(note title), but overall a great read. It will be a keeper on my bookshelf.
A classic travel diary for everyone that finds pleasure in "the Alps", you can travel in the footsteps of Whymper and feel his presence among these fascinating mountains. Obligatory for every mountain man