Monday, 2 November 2009

A history of British mountaineering

British Mountaineering: Two Centuries of Firsts is an excellent 30-page special in this month's Trail Magazine. Featuring many of the great names - George Mallory, Eric Shipton, Chris Bonington et al, it includes some fine pictures plus a detailed timeline. This contains the infamous story of how well known Satanist, and rather good mountaineer, Aleister Crowley, pulled a gun on his fellow climbers during an attempt on K2, in 1902. There are also more book suggestions:

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