Although there are more good books around on mountaineering and climbing than you can shake an Alpenstock at, this book is a...

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Although there are more good books around on mountaineering and climbing than you can shake an Alpenstock at, this book is a welcome addition for this age level. It outlines the history of the sport through chapters that condense the records of the assaults made on the most famous peaks in America, Europe and the Orient. Eric Shipton is Horizon's author/expert and he writes top-level non-fiction; the statistics and mechanics of this demanding sport are all included, but so are intriguing analyses of the personalities, temperaments and motiviations which drove men, to risk fingers, toes, and necks in order to reach and momentarily stand at the top of a mountain. The last chapter of the book lures readers with a discussion of the many yet unconquered peaks.

Pub Date: April 20, 1966

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Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper & Row

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1966