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Shadow of the Matterhorn

Life of Edward Whymper


Richly illustrated with Whymper's engravings and previously unpublished photographs, this biography - the first for 70 years - uses new material from the archives around the world, and from Whymper's family, to give a fuller picture of this artisan from London, who had such an impact on the story of mountaineering.

A new assessment of Whymper's achievements comes with previously unknown details about his remarkable family, and his short-lived marriage.

Whymper's diaries and notebooks are used here for the first time to show his dry, self-deprecating sense of humour and his unusual perceptiveness about the Greenlanders and the people he met in Ecuador.

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Cordee Code: CNS121
Author: Ian Smith
No of Pages: 336
Page Size: 160 x 240 mm
ISBN 10: 095631631X
ISBN 13: 9780956316318
Publisher: Carreg
Published Date: March 2011
Binding: Hardback
Illustrations: col plates, b/w illus
Weight: 900g

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