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Scalatori: Le Più Audaci Imprese Alpinistiche da Whymper al ‘Sesto Grado’ Raccontate dai Protagonisti [Climbers: The Most Audacious Mountaineering Stories from Whymper to the 'Sixth Grade' Recounted by the Protagonists]

Author(s): Borgognoni, A. & G. Titta Rosa

Copyright: 1939, Editore Ulrico Hoepli, Milano
Specifications: 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xvi, 415, 116 bw photos, 13 illus, stiff wrappers
Condition: signed Armando Aste, Riccardo Cassin, & Cesare Maestri, wraps rubbed on edges, bottom portion of spine wrap is missing, vg-.

An important anthology of mountaineering literature devoted to the history of mountaineering. The first two chapters includes writings by Whymper, Mummery, Sella, Lammer, Guido Rey, Henry, Gugliermina, and others. The third chapter relates the advent of the sixth grade in the Dolomites by Solleder, Rivetti, Welzenbach, Comici, Zanutti, Soldà, Cassin, Heckmair, and others. The peaks covered include the Matterhorn, Mont Blanc, Fletschhorn, Grépon, Grandes Jorasses, Aiguille Noire, Marmolada, Eiger, Piz Badile, and more. A general bibliography is also included. An important and unusual work.

This copy is signed by Armando Aste (led first Italian ascent of Eiger’s north face (1962), first ascent of the South Tower of Paine (1963), second ascent of Central Tower of Paine (1963), and numerous first ascents in the Dolomites), Riccardo Cassin who writes about his first ascents of the NE Face of Piz Badile (1937) and the Walker Spur on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses (1938), and Cesare Maestri who is best known for the controversies surrounding his climbs on Cerro Torre (1959, 1970). In Italian, no English translation.

Perret 4284.

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