The first ascent of the Matterhorn in July 1865 is one of the key events in the history of mountaineering. It was the climax of five years’ struggle by the English mountaineer Edward Whymper in competition with Jean Antonie-Carrel, the Italian mountain guide who had grown up in the mountain’s shadow.
It also produced perhaps the most famous mountaineering accidents of the 19th century, bringing to an end the ‘Golden Age of Alpine climbing’.
This is the story of the events leading up to this remarkable ascent and its terrible aftermath.
A gripping classic.Contents
Men and the Matterhorn
The Cast Assembles
Carrel and Bersagliere
The Heir to the Marquess of Queensbury
The Clergyman from the Crimea
Whymper, the Man of the Matterhorn
The Play Begins
Parties Converging on a Mountain
Parties Meeting below a Mountain
What the Critics Said
The Abiding Questions
What they say …
“This is the most exciting of the Matterhorn narratives that have appeared during the Year of the Alps. The author has brought to light new material from the Public Record Office and the files of the British Consul in Geneva, in addition to delving into the letters of Whymper and his contemporaries in the Alpine Club and other libraries.”
— American Alpine Club
|Publisher||Northern Eye Books|
|Series||Northern Eye - Climbing|
|Dimensions||210 x 135mm|
|Item weight||0.3 Kg|
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