Tales of Moutaineering
By (author) Stefano Ardito
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Tales of Moutaineering by Stefano Ardito
Book Description"Because it is there." These simple words, spoken by pioneer mountaineer George Leigh Mallory to explain why we feel compelled to climb mountains, have become the mantra of many generations of trekkers. Veteran climber Stefano Ardito explores the enduring lure of the world's highest and most beautiful mountains and chronicles the most outstanding climbs through dramatic photographs, gripping accounts, and fascinating descriptions of the preparations, equipment, and conditioning necessary to make these historical treks. Beginning with a concise chronology of mountaineering, this compelling volume places mountaineering adventures in a historical context, starting with the conquest of Mt. Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps, in 1786. The book progresses to other milestones in mountaineering-the Himalayas, Mt. McKinley, the sheer granite slabs of El Capitan in Yosemite, and many more. Archival photographs juxtaposed with specially commissioned pictures document the hardships, victories, and defeats of these outings. Readers meet the early adventurers who dared to venture where no man had been before and the contemporary trekkers who, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and benefiting from the experience of those who went before them, have taken the art of mountain climbing to new extremes.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9788854401549
(360mm x 260mm x 30mm)
Imprint: White Star
Publisher: White Star
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: Italy
Books By Author Stefano Ardito
Mont Blanc, Hardback (April 2012)» View all books by Stefano Ardito
With its nearly 5,000 m of altitude, its glaciers, its walls of red granite, Mont Blanc is one of the most spectacular natural monuments of the Old Continent. This title includes a description of the seven valleys crowning the giant and an illustrated chronology of over two centuries of undertakings on Mont Blanc.
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Author Biography - Stefano Ardito
Stefano Ardito has been an avid mountain climber all his life. He has written over 50 books on the subject.
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