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Nugent details the contribution of Irish climbers to the golden age of mountaineering, he says, 'They were true pioneers and their contributions have been largely obscured, but the first ascents of mountains like the Eiger and Weisshorn and the first traverse of the Matterhorn from Italy were by Irish climbers and I wanted to set the record straight.’ Among the pioneers were scientist John Tyndall from Carlow, Henry Parnell, younger brother of Charles, and Elizabeth Whitshed from Greystones, a pioneering female mountaineer who was one of the first to engage in winter Alpine climbing and also an early mountain film maker.
Title: In Search of Peaks, Passes & Glaciers. Irish Alpine Pioneers
Edition: 2013 First Edition
Publisher: The Collins Press: 2013
ISBN Number: 1848891784
ISBN Number 13: 9781848891784
Book Condition: 310pp, hardback, Fine in Fine dw. Short listed for the Boardman-Tasker Award 2014.
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Seller ID: 59948
Keywords: MOUNTAINEERING ALPINE - travel mountain alpinism bergsteigen rock climbing hill walking europe european alps france french italy italian swiss switzerland chamonix mont blanc matterhorn ireland irish tyndall john ball adams-reilly