This is theengrossing story of the seasons the author spent climbing 4000m mountains inthe different regions of the Alps. It is also about the people with whom heclimbed who found time out of their day-to-day routine for this extraordinaryactivity. He explains the reason for this fascination which resulted in theirspending decades pursuing their climbing objectives.
The words and photos both encapsulate thealpine experience in all its beauty and suffering, pain and exhilaration,danger and humour which is shared with each climbing partner and open to anyonewith the same commitment. The author believes that climbing all the 4000mmountains is a realistic and achievable objective that will take mountaineersinto much wild and beautiful terrain. These are not just snow plods: everymountain has a worthwhile route on it and even those with long glacierapproaches can become superb ascents and descents on ski in an alpine spring.
The many photos taken over the years were areminder of details that had escaped notice in the journals kept at the time.These numerous stunning and inspiring photographs tell their own story andenrich the author's account. The book is dedicated to all his climbing partnerswho made the completion of the quest possible.
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Dave Wynne-Jones has had numerous articles, stories and photographspublished with a large number of hisphotos featured in The High Mountains of the Alps, vol I. He has takenpart in 27 expeditions, 20 of which he has led, and 30 first ascents ofunclimbed summits or new routes on peaks. He has an enduring love of mountainsand a lifelong dedication to climbing.Review:
'...a detailed and compelling account... ...a very good impression of what Alpine climbing is all about... ...the excellent description of a moonlight traverse of Mont Blanc, which was clearly a very special experience. ...is an excellent read, even for non-climbers like me, and I am sure it will inspire others'. Scottish Mountaineer -------------------- '...includes stunning photography...' Fiona Russell, Sunday Mail, Seven Days -------------------- `...many good photos and informative interludes on tactics, techniques and practical advice...Wynne-Jones is clearly an able and determined alpinist... He can also write with passion and lyricism' Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal -------------------- `...lavishly illustrated book... with entertaining anecdotes... interspersed with helpful chapters on weather, huts, training, guides, navigation, acclimatisation, food and diet, dehydration and effects of sun, heat and cold.' The Rucksack Club Journal
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Buchbeschreibung Whittles Publishing Mrz 2016, 2016. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - The story of the author's quest to climb the 4000m mountains of the Alps with detailed descriptions of climbing and travelling amongst the Alps. Stunning photography with action shots of climbing and informative chapters on the practicalities and distinctive features of alpine climbing. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781849951722