Tapping into the same rich vein of bravery, thirst for
knowledge, eccentricity, and pursuit of glory as DK's "Explorers,"
"Mountaineers" tells the stories of the pioneers who first
conquered the heights of this planet.
A lavish visual survey of more than eighty of the world's
greatest mountaineers -- who they were, where they went, and how
their expeditions shaped the course of human history --
"Mountaineers" will explore the history of expeditions, from the
Alps and other European peaks to Everest and other peaks in
Himalayas, and the Andes.
Full of stirring tales and intriguing characters, from the Brits
who insisted on hauling cases of vintage champagne up to Everest,
to the Italian Duke of the Abruzzi who took ten iron bedsteads up
Alaska's Malaspina glacier, "Mountaineers" is full of important
scientific discoveries; accounts of great bravery, fellowship,
altruism, and good humor in the face of adversity; and a spirit of
adventure. AUTHOR INFO:
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