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To the Summit

Fifty Mountains That Lure, Inspire And Challenge

By Joseph Poindexter

Introduction by Stacy Allison, the first American woman to successfully climb Mt. Everest. This wondrous large-format book, full of dramatic full-color spreads and in-depth text, takes armchair adventurers as well as experienced climbers to their heavens--the peaks of the 50 most awe-inspiring mountains in the world. Moving stories of staggering altitudes, the sheer will to survive and the quest for the summits inspire readers with the adventurer's spirit that has put mountain climbing at the height of its popularity. Organized geographically by continent, each chapter covers a different mountain: its history, physical characteristics, route descriptions and famous ascents. Excerpts from detailed accounts of legendary expeditions will thrill and shock readers including Jon Krakauer on the tragic 1996 season on Everest. Includes biographies of Sir Edmund Hillary, Stacy Allison, Chris Bonington and other noted climbers. From Mt. Everest and K2 in the Himalayas to Denali in Alaska, Mt. Rainier in Washington and Mt. Eiger in the Alps, mountains all over the world are captured in vivid color photos from expeditions new and old.




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Format: Book
Author: Poindexter, Joseph
Title: To the summit : fifty mountains that lure, inspire and challenge / by Joseph Poindexter.
Publisher Date: New York, N.Y. : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, c1998.
Subject: Mountaineering Mountains
Isbn: 1579120415
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 796.522 Poi
Oclc: 40462700
Bib Id: 137262

Format: Book
Author: Poindexter, Joseph
Title: To the summit : fifty mountains that lure, inspire and challenge / by Joseph Poindexter.
Publisher, Date: New York, N.Y. : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, c1998.
Description: 315 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 37 cm.
Subjects: Mountaineering
Subjects: Mountains
Other Title: Fifty mountains that lure, inspire and challenge
Contents: Asia. K2: from K2: the story of a savage mountain by Jim Curran ; Biography, Charles S. Houston -- Nanga Parbat: from All 14-eight-thousanders by Reinhold Messner -- Trango Tower -- Nanda Devi: from "Nanda Devi from the North" by Willi Unsoeld -- Kanchenjunga -- Annapurna: from Annapurna by Maurice Herzog -- Mount Everest: from "Life is a mountain: into thin air and beyond" by Thomas F. Hornbein ; Biography, George Leigh Mallory ; Biography, Stacy Allison ; Biography, Thomas Hornbein ; from Into thin air by Jon Krakauer ; from "Sherpas on Everest" by Liesl Clark and Audrey Salkeld -- Pik Kommunizma: from Storm and sorrow in the high Pamirs by Robert W. Craig -- Mount Ararat -- Mount Fuji.
Contents: Africa. Mount Kenya -- Mount Kilimanjaro -- Mount Stanley: Biography, the Duke of Abruzzi. Australasia & Antarctica. Carstensz Pyramid: Biography, Sir Edmund Hillary -- Mount Cook -- Vinson Massif.
Contents: Europe. Ben Nevis: from One man's mountains by Tom Patey ; Biography, Douglas Scott -- Snowdon: from "The mountaineer as artist" by George Leigh Mallory -- Mont Blanc: Biography, Albert Mummery ; from Solo faces by James Salter -- Grandes Jorasses: biography, Catherine Destivelle -- Eiger: Biography, Reinhold Messner ; from Starlight and storm: the ascent of six great north faces of the Alps by Gaston Rebuffat -- Jungfrau -- Matterhorn: from Scrambles amongst the Alps by Edward Whymper ; biography, Edward Whymper -- Piz Bernina -- Monte Rosa -- Cima Grande: from A soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin -- Mount Elbrus.
Contents: North America. Denali: Biography, Bradford Washburn -- Mount Saint Elias: from On mountains: thinking about terrain by John Jerome -- Mount Hood -- Mount Rainier: biography, James W. Whittaker -- Longs Peak -- South Maroon -- Grand Teton -- Mount Owen: from "A test of will" by Al Alvarez -- Devil's Tower -- Mount Whitney: biography, Yvon Chouinard -- El Capitan: Camp Four by Doug Robinson -- Mount Logan -- Mount Robson -- Mount Assiniboine: Biography, Fred Beckey -- Bugaboo Spire -- Mount Asgard -- Mount Washington: biography, Miriam Underhill.
Contents: South America. Chimborazo -- Huascaran -- Alpamayo -- Yerupaja: from Touching the void by Joe Simpson -- Aconcagua: Mountain sickness by Charles S. Houston -- Fitzroy.
ISBN: 1579120415
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Call Number: 796.522 Poi