Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure
Copyright: 2011, UK
Specifications: 1st, 4to, pp.288, photo frontis, 95 color & 81 bw photos, black cloth
Condition: dj & cloth new
A beautiful, large-format, photo book featuring 100 portraits and biographies of famous mountaineers. Included are Band, Boardman, Bonington, Bruce, Buhl, Chouinard, Conway, Diemberger, Hill, Hornbein, Kogan, Lowe, Messner, Noyce, Shipton, Somervell, Whillans, Whymper, and many more. With a foreword written by Sir Chris Bonington, two essays examining mountain photography ‘then’ and ‘now’ by Lewis-Jones, Gordon Wiltsie, Glen Denny, and Cory Richards; and an afterword by Doug Scott. This is a companion volume to ‘Face To Face: Polar Portraits’ (#25707). This lavishly-illustrated book weighs 3.75 pounds.
Finalist 2012 Banff Mountain Book Festival Mountain Image.