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Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69

Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69 by Edward Whymper
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Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69 is a captivating and thrilling account of Edward Whymper's adventures in the Alps. With vivid descriptions and detailed accounts of his expeditions, Whymper takes the reader on a journey through rugged terrain and extreme conditions, showcasing his passion for mountaineering.

The book provides a fascinating glimpse into the early days of mountaineering and captures the excitement and challenges of climbing some of the most iconic peaks in the Alps. Whymper's writing is engaging and immersive, drawing the reader into the heart-pounding moments of his climbs and the exhilaration of reaching the summit.

One of the highlights of the book is Whymper's historic first ascent of the Matterhorn, a feat that solidified his reputation as a skilled and daring climber. His account of this climb is filled with tension and drama, making it a standout moment in the book.

Overall, Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69 is a must-read for anyone interested in mountaineering, adventure, or history. Whymper's storytelling is both inspiring and informative, making this book a timeless classic in the genre of mountaineering literature.

Book Description:
Scrambles Amongst the Alps is one the great classics (some would say the greatest) of early mountaineering literature, and Edward Whymper (1840-1911) one of the leading figures of the early years of Alpine climbing. He is best known, of course, for his many attempts on the Matterhorn, and for the loss of four members of his climbing party after the successful first ascent of the peak in July, 1865. Although the Matterhorn stands in ways in the center of his book, there are descriptions of many other ascents as well, in the Alps of France and Italy, as well as those of Switzerland. His book, incidentally, has many of his drawings in it (he was originally an illustrator by profession), and listeners might wish to call up the .pdf file from which it is read, to have the benefit of the illustrations. (Introduction by Nicholas Clifford)

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