Thursday, September 20, 2012

Collecting Mountaineering Books: A Literary Everest

Cho Oyu. By Favour of the Gods by Herbert TichyAbeBooks: An enduring feature of mountaineering is that achievement and disaster are closely linked. The triumph of an historic ascent can be painfully affected by the perilous descent. As the conquering spirit of modern man has taken mountaineers to faraway places to climb mountains by ever more difficult means, one outstanding legacy is a rich narrative of text for the collector. This is as true nowadays as it was during the infancy of mountaineering.

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