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General Climbing Discussion

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Help educate Ti and enter another discussion 9-Aug-2008 At 10:10:04 PM BigMike
Have a look a this:

"Killing Dragons" by Fergus Fleming.

Basically covers the exploration of the Alps, and marks various turning points where climbing mountains became a recreational pursuit, rather than a dangerous and disagreeable chore.

Kicks off early on with first conquest of Mont Blanc, and winds up with the climbing of the Eiger north face. Entertaining and informative, occasionally hilarious, and points out that it was mad Poms on summer holidays (Whymper et al) that pioneered the game, while pinching all the best first ascents. Enjoy! Buy it cheap on Amazon.

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