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Mountaineers is full of stirring tales and intriguing characters, from the British climbers who insisted on carrying cases of vintage champagne to Everest base camp in the 1920s, to the Italian Duke of the Abruzzi who hauled 10 iron bedsteads up Alaska’s Malaspina Glacier. There are also key scientific discoveries along the way, and accounts of bravery, altruism, and fellowship in the face of great danger and hardship.
Who were these intrepid men and women? What drove the ever onward and upward?Mountaineers reveals the personalities behind the legends and charts how advances in mountaineering have evolved from the tweed jackets and wooden alpenstocks of the early summiteers to the sophisticated equipment and satellite technologies used by climbers today.
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