When the Alps Cast Their Spell: Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age: Braham, Trevor
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When the Alps Cast Their Spell: Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age

Author(s): Braham, Trevor

Copyright: 2004, UK
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 314, 20 color & 24 bw photos, map eps, grey cloth
Condition: dj w/ Award sticker, dj & cloth new

It was during the mid-to-late Victorian era, the Golden Age of mountaineering, when a band of British mountaineers began to explore the higher reaches and peaks of the Alps. Braham tells this story primarily through the lives of six Victorian founding fathers – Alfred Wills, John Tyndall, Leslie Stephen, Adolphus Moore, Edward Whymper, and Albert Mummery. Included are biographical portraits of each of the six men, detailed notes and a comprehensive listing of Alpine first ascents.

Winner of the 2004 Boardman-Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature.





















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