Mountaineering Books

Mountaineering Books

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Additional Information Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing
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_Holland - Jul 17, 2006 8:53 pm - Voted 10/10


Looks like a very nice collection ;)


hansw - Jul 18, 2006 8:51 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

Thanks! The problem nowadays is lack of shelf space:)


David_Holland - Jul 18, 2006 11:23 am - Voted 10/10


I know the problem and not only with mountainbooks...


pablo - Jul 20, 2006 12:23 pm - Voted 10/10


This is another exceptional album. congratulations. I'll try to contribute and enrich


pablo - Oct 17, 2006 2:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Another book

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 !

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Augie Medina - Jan 22, 2007 6:20 pm - 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.


hansw - Jan 22, 2007 7:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Thanks

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:)


theclimbinghermit - Sep 1, 2007 5:39 am - Hasn't voted

Nice Rare Books

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

Missed THE WEST RIDGE by Tom Hornbein here.


hansw - Sep 1, 2007 4:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice Rare Books

On short notice I can provide “The West Face” by Guido Magnone:)

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