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The Ascent Of The Matterhorn

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In July 1865 an obscure printer named Edward Whymper became the most talked-about man in the Victorian age. He had climbed the Matterhorn, one of the world's legendary mountains, and one of the last to be conquered in the Alps, but he had earned his glory at a horrible cost. A rope snapped during the descent and four of his seven-strong team fell to their deaths. Portions ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Gibson Square Books (first published January 1st 1987)
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Raúl
Oct 01, 2015 Raúl rated it liked it
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Este libro es interesante, en primer lugar, como clásico del alpinismo, producto del siglo XIX. Escrito por uno de los grandes conquistadores de cimas de aquel entonces, Edward Whymper, que nos aporta su saber alpino en consejos muy valiosos, si bien hoy en día más que superados. Whymper era intrépido - y se jacta de ello, con orgullo británico - pero a la vez muy atento a las medidas de seguridad que deben tomarse en las altas montañas; atención que no deja de manifestarse en esta obra, una y o ...more
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Apr 01, 2013 Fransk rated it really liked it
i know matterhorn from a japan comic i read and i'm interested about eddy whymper's journey. nice book
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British mountaineer, explorer, and illustrator best known for making the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865.
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