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When The Alps Cast Their Spell: Mountaineers of the Alpine Golden Age.

By: Braham, Trevor.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: The In Pinn, Neil Wilson Publishing, 2004. 1903238749: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2026

ISBN: 1903238749

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in Very Good condtion, complete with dust wrapper, also in Very Good condtion. First edition, with colour and b&w illustrations, pp314, notes to chapters, list of Alpine first ascents, map endpapers and index. The sport of mountaineering was pioneered 150 years ago by a diverse cross-section of Victorians, following in the footsteps of earlier local explorers who ventured into the upper regions of ice and snow in search of game and minerals. By the early years of the 19th century, a growing interest in the study of geological and glaciological phenomena attracted scientific interest ... View more info