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Mountaineers : great tales of bravery and conquest / written by Ed Douglas ; additional writing, Richard Gilbert, Philip Parker, Alasdair Macleod.

By: Douglas, Ed, 1966-.
Contributor(s): Gilbert, Richard, 1937- [author.] | Parker, Philip, 1965- [author.] | Macleod, Alasdair, 1963- [author.] | Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) [publisher.] | Alpine Club (London, England) [publisher.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2019Description: 360 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps, portraits (some colour) ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0241298806; 9780241298800.Subject(s): Mountaineers | Mountaineering -- HistoryDDC classification: 796.5220922 Summary: An epic guide to the most intrepid mountaineers in history. Written in association with the Alpine Club and Royal Geological Society, Mountaineers tells the story of the pioneers who first conquered the giddy heights of our planet. Full of great tales of endurance and perseverance, more than 80 of the top mountaineers are profiled from Hadrian to Hilary.
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Celebrating a tradition of bravery, thirst for knowledge, and pursuit of glory, this book 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 book 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photography of the mountains they scaled, and contains rare artefacts that were found on their journeys, previously unpublished photographs, and specially commissioned route maps to recreate history's greatest ascents.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.

Published by Dorling Kindersley Limited in association with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and The Alpine Club.

Includes index.


An epic guide to the most intrepid mountaineers in history. Written in association with the Alpine Club and Royal Geological Society, Mountaineers tells the story of the pioneers who first conquered the giddy heights of our planet. Full of great tales of endurance and perseverance, more than 80 of the top mountaineers are profiled from Hadrian to Hilary.