Berge-Klettern: Ein Leben, eine Kunst [Mountain Climbing: A Life, An Art]: Comici, Emilio
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Berge-Klettern: Ein Leben, eine Kunst [Mountain Climbing: A Life, An Art]

Author(s): Comici, Emilio

Copyright: [1964], Richard Pflaum, München
Specifications: 1st thus, 8vo, pp.299, ads, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, light brown cloth
Condition: dj lightly rubbed, fine, cloth fine

Comici (1901-1940) was an Italian mountaineer considered to be the ‘angel of the Dolomites’ for his over 200 first ascents in that region. As one of the premier Italian climbers of his generation, along with Riccardo Cassin, he began the era of "sixth grade" climbing. He was the inventor and proponent of using multi-step aid ladders, solid belays, trail/tag lines, and hanging bivouacs, contributing greatly to the techniques of big wall climbing. He died as a result of a frayed rope during a training climb. This is a combination memoir of his life and climbs and a celebration of his achievements with contributions by others. Includes a chronological list of his ascents. This was first published in 1942 with the title ‘Alpinismo Eroico’. In German, no English translation.

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