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Abode of Snow

A History of Himalayan Exploration and Mountaineering
Mason Kenneth

Editeur - Casa editrice

the Mountaineers

Asia
Himalaya
Nepal

CittÓ - Town - Ville

Seattle

Anno - Date de Parution

1987

Pagine - Pages

372

Titolo originale

Abode of Snow: A History of Himalayan Exploration and Mountaineering from Earliest Times to the Ascent of Everest

Lingua - language - langue

eng

Prefazione

Doug Scott

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Abode of Snow: A History of Himalayan Exploration and Mountaineering from Earliest Times to the Ascent of Everest

Abode of Snow  

"The most authoritative one volume reference source on the historical and geographical background to the entire Himalayan range, with a remarkably concise and comprehensive history of Himalayan Exploration". Still an important resource, with information on the mountains & their approaches, a general description of the Himalaya, and the weather. Chapters on the history of the exploration of the mountains; early travellers and adventurerers; route surveys; trianglulation and surveys; Pundit explorers; opening phase, Punjab, Kumaun, Nepal, Sikkim, Assam, Karakoram Himalaya; re-survey of Kashmir. retrospect & prospect 1919, Everest 1921, 1922, 1924; founding of the Himalayan Club; Kangchenjunga 1929, 1930, 1931; Kamet and Nanda Devi; Everest 1933-1938; Nanga Parbat 1932, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1939; Karakoram exploration; Gasherbrum, Saltoro, Masherbrum and Rakaposhi; K2; ascent of Everest; with appendices on Himalayan and Karakoram Peaks over 25,000 feet; on the determination of Himalayan heights.