Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes: Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver
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Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes

Author(s): Isserman, Maurice & Stewart Weaver

Copyright: 2008, US
Specifications: 3rd, 8vo, pp.xii, 579, photo frontis, 64 bw photos, 12 drawings, 7 bw maps, blue cloth
Condition: dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine

The first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in fifty years. The authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s. They discuss the effects of political and social change on the world of mountaineering, and offer a penetrating analysis of a culture that once emphasized teamwork and fellowship among climbers, but now has been eclipsed by a scramble for individual fame and glory. This is a scholarly work which exposes the reader to the amazing stories and sacrifices held within the body of mountaineering literature. Additionally, the historian, scholar, and collector will delight in the unique, in-depth look at the evolution of climbing, and its driving factors, in the Himalaya. With extensive, detailed notes. Winner Best Work of Mountaineering History at the 2008 Banff Mountain Book Festival, winner 2008 National Outdoor Book Award in the History/Biography category, shortlisted for the 2008 Boardman-Tasker Award, and nominated for a 2008 Pulitzer Prize! This book weighs 2.5 pounds.

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