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The Early Alpine Guides

Author(s): Clark, Ronald W.

Copyright: 1950, Scribner’s, NY
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 27 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, orange cloth
Condition: dj chipped top/bottom spine, good, cloth w/ Prouty bookplate, near fine

An important work for understanding the early development of guiding’s ‘Golden Age’ and early climbs in the Alps. Neate C57.

Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pediatrician and mountaineer. For 70 years she traveled the world to climb mountains, photographing and writing of her adventures. She made 400 ascents of peaks above 10,000 feet in 22 countries. Her climbing experiences ranged from the Rocky Mountains, Mexico, South America, Europe, Nepal, Africa, New Zealand, and Antarctica. She climbed the Matterhorn (1949), was the physician for the Cordillera Blanca Expedition to Peru (1958), and was the first to employ Col. Jimmy Roberts on a trek in the Khumbu Region (1965).

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