True Tales of Mountain Adventures

True Tales of Mountain Adventures

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"[...]grappled with by increased skill, until about the middle of the nineteenth century there arose a class of experts, little, if at all, inferior to the best guides of the present day. The most active and intelligent of the natives of Chamonix, Zermatt, and the Bernese Oberland now learnt to find their way even on mountains new to them. Some were chamois hunters, and accustomed to climb in difficult places. Others, perhaps, had when boys minded the goats, and scrambled after them in all sorts of awkward spots. Others, again, had such a taste for mountaineering that they took to it the very first time they tried it. Of these last my own guide, Joseph Imboden, was one, and later on I will tell you of the extraordinary way in which he began his splendid career.[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.89mm | 290.3g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507567251
  • 9781507567258

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