Scrambles Amongst Alps Years 1860-69 Whymper Matterhorn

By: Whymper, Edward

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Ex-Library 1900, fifth edition, Green Cloth Hardcover with gilt on outside page edges, 468 pages, 8 3/4" tall. Good. Ex-library book. Library plates on inside front board and endpaper with withdrawn stamp. Outside of book rubbed, edgewear which shows mostly as light areas on the edges. Some cloth deterioration on the top of the spine. Endpapers tanned and chipped.Tissue guard present on frontis. Library stamp on title page from 1912. One page taped in preface. Overall inside pages clean with a few fingerprints. Binding is tight.An early printing of Whymper's essential survey of early mountaineering in the Swiss and Italian Alps, including riveting accounts of his party's attempts to scale the famous (and treacherous) Matterhorn. Unbelievable number of illustrations. Many full page steel cut illustrations, 5 large folding maps and 1 folding chart at back of volume. Contents include: Ch 1 1860 Introduction Ch 2 1861 Ascent of Mont Pelvoux Ch 3 Mont Cenis Pass and the Fell Railway-The Great Tunnel through the Alps Ch 4 My first scramble on the Matterhorn Ch 5 Renewed attempts to ascend the Matterhorn Ch 6 Val tournanche- The Breuilioch-Aermatt-the first ascent of the Grand Tournalin Ch 7 Our sixth attempt to ascend the Materhorn Ch 8 From St. Michel to La Berarde by the Col Des Aigs. D'Arve, col de Martignare, and the Breche de la Meije Ch 9 First ascent of the Pointe Des Ecrins Ch 10 From Val Louise to La Berarde by the Col De Pilatte Ch 11 Passage of the col De Triolet, and ascents of Mont Dolent, Aiguille de Trelatete, and Aiguille D' Argentiere. Ch 12 First Paggage of the Moming Pass, Zermatt Ch 13 1865 First Ascent of the Grand Cornier Ch 14 Ascent of the Dent Blanche Ch 15 Lost on the col D'Herens, our seventh attempt to ascend the Matterhorn Ch 16 On the Valley of Aosta and the first ascent of the Grandes Jorasses Ch 17 First passage of the Col Dolent Ch 18 First ascent of the Aiguille Verte Ch 19 First passage of the Col de Talefre Ch 20 First ascent of the Ruinette, The Matterhorn Ch 21 First ascent of the Matterhorn Ch 22 Descent of the Matterhorn Appendix: Death of Bennen, struck by lightening upon the Matterhorn, subsequent history of the Matterhorn, table of attempts to ascend and ascents of the Matterhorn, geology of the Matterhorn by Sig. F. Giordano, on stratification of snow and formation of glacier, denudation in the Valley of the Durance.

Title: Scrambles Amongst Alps Years 1860-69 Whymper Matterhorn

Author Name: Whymper, Edward

Categories: Biography, Memoirs, Travel, Geography,

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1900

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hard Cover

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 001008

Keywords: Mountaineering, Alps, Matterhorn mountain climbing,