Summit: 150 Years of the Alpine Club: Band, George
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Summit: 150 Years of the Alpine Club

Author(s): Band, George

Copyright: 2006, UK
Specifications: 1st, 4to, pp.256, 153 color & 122 bw photos, 6 sketches, 11 maps (8 color), photo eps, blue cloth
Condition: bookplate of Trevor Braham, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine

A beautiful, large-format work on the world’s first mountaineering club, founded in 1857. Its history is the history of British mountaineering around the world. Band begins at the very conception of the Club and takes us through the evolution of an exclusive Alpine tradition, how climbing developed between the wars, through to post-war successes to the present day. He explores the Golden Decade of the 8000m peaks during the 1950s and how the improvements in technology have enabled even steeper faces and bigger walls to be overcome. Extensively illustrated with previously unplublished and stunning photos from the Club’s archives and members.

Trevor Braham was a British Himalayan explorer, mountaineer, and author. He organized and took part in 15 Himalayan expeditions, including a reconnaissance of the SW Face of Kangchenjunga in 1954. In 2004 he won the Boardman-Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature.

This book weighs three pounds.

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