Mountain Conquests

Mountain Conquests Here from the distinguished mountaineer Eric Shipton is the dramatic story of the Golden Age of Mountaineering Mountain Conquests brings vividly to life the great climbing successes that were scored

  • Title: Mountain Conquests
  • Author: Eric Shipton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Here, from the distinguished mountaineer Eric Shipton, is the dramatic story of the Golden Age of Mountaineering Mountain Conquests brings vividly to life the great climbing successes that were scored first in the Alps and then around the world from the Matterhorn and Mount Blanc to Mount Everest, Denali, and K2.

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    1. A short, very readable book about the early mountaineers who climbed the highest peaks starting with Mount Blanc in Europe in the mid 1800s. It is not surprising that so few people attempted these mountains since there were a lot of superstitions and mysteries about the mountains and the surrounding areas. Nevertheless these early men attempted the climbs without ropes, clampons, light weight clothing, and oxygen. They made multiple attempts on all the mountains and, after the mountains had been [...]

    2. Straightforward re-telling of one set of the classic stories of mountain climbing up to the 1950s that define a particular, largely Anglo-centric, view of mountaineering history. Has the feel of a book commissioned from the author when he was a bit down and out, and an introduction to the topic was needed for the bookshelves. This isn't Shipton at his best - go to the book-length retelling of his own adventures, particularly Nanda Devi, his biographies, and his later Patagonian adventures for th [...]

    3. Quite a good read, although sometimes slightly pedantic in tone. Eric Shipton's expeditions take place in a now gone colonial world. It's a different age, when young men go off to Africa to farm, and they refer to their friends by surname (or even initials and surname).

    4. This book had amazing illustrations, photos, and plenty of accounts (some first-hand, as told by the author) of all of the dangerous expeditions through the Himalayas and other mountain ranges. Left me with a strong desire to go exploring.

    5. A nice fragrance of Mountain air.Eric Shipton presented in this book an unforgettable history of mountaineering staying from very early days of climbing. Presented in his own style of natural writing this book also file the reader with full full and vivid fragrance of the mountain air and the romance and spirit associated with this great game. This book although named as"Mountain Conquests" is not merely a book which chronicles the triumph of climbing a peak. Rather the beauty of this book lyes [...]

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