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Mountaineering Books

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Mountaineering Books

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing

 

Page By: hansw

Created/Edited: Jul 14, 2006 / Jul 20, 2006

Object ID: 207429

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Page Score: 91.13% - 34 Votes 

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Jill Neat writes in the preface to “Mountainering Litterature” of a man who wished to acquire a collection of Alpine books. He began with Leslie Stephen’s “Playground of Europe” and compared each succeeding volume by that book’s standard. His library remained a collection of one book. Applying this technique there would be a unique, but small library for everyone. My book would be Whymper’s “Scrambles Amongst the Alps”, or Guido Rey’s “The Matterhorn”, or Edmund T. Coleman’s “Mont Blanc”. Or… it is not possible to decide for one single volume so here is a selection to choose from:

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David_HollandNice

David_Holland

Voted 10/10

Looks like a very nice collection ;)
Posted Jul 17, 2006 8:53 pm

hanswRe: Nice

hansw

Hasn't voted

Thanks! The problem nowadays is lack of shelf space:)
Posted Jul 18, 2006 8:51 am

David_Holland;)

David_Holland

Voted 10/10

I know the problem and not only with mountainbooks...
Posted Jul 18, 2006 11:23 am

pabloBooks

pablo

Voted 10/10

Hans
This is another exceptional album. congratulations. I'll try to contribute and enrich
Pablo
Posted Jul 20, 2006 12:23 pm

pabloAnother book

pablo

Voted 10/10

This is a kind of radical but quite authentic book and author - "KISS OR KILL, CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL CLIMBER" . I've read it and it's excellent. Add it to your images if you like it !

http://www.amazon.fr/Kiss-Kill-Confessions-Serial-Climber/dp/0898868874


Posted Oct 17, 2006 2:47 pm

Augie MedinaThanks

Augie Medina

Voted 10/10

Thank you for vote on my list. I'm glad yours is differently organized than mine so that we are not competing. Your visuals are very nice.
Posted Jan 22, 2007 6:20 pm

hanswRe: Thanks

hansw

Hasn't voted

Thanks for kind words. No, collecting mountaineering books is no competition. But I have to admit that there are several on your list that I haven’t read – yet:)
Posted Jan 22, 2007 7:15 pm

theclimbinghermitNice Rare Books

theclimbinghermit

Hasn't voted

Oh some very rare mountaineering books here in this collection..

Missed THE WEST RIDGE by Tom Hornbein here.
cheers
z
Posted Sep 1, 2007 5:39 am

hanswRe: Nice Rare Books

hansw

Hasn't voted

On short notice I can provide “The West Face” by Guido Magnone:)
Posted Sep 1, 2007 4:36 pm

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