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High Stone: v. 1: Alpinist 2009 First Ascents Calendar Alpinist Mountain Profiles
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High Stone: v. 1: Alpinist 2009 First Ascents Calendar Alpinist Mountain Profiles (Paperback)

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This is a unique coffee-table reference book - ideal for rock climbers and armchair mountaineers alike. Route lines for every climbing area; essays from the most significant first ascensionists; photographs from the most important climbs will make "High Stone" both a showcase of some of the most exciting climbing ever gathered into one place and the ultimate ticklist for the modern rock climber.This unprecedented volume anthologizes eight of "Alpinist" magazine's best and most popular 'Mountain Profiles', covering some of the greatest rock-climbing objectives in the world. The ultimate ticklist for the modern rock climber, it includes:- the seminal article "A History of Big-Wall Free Climbing", by Ian Parnell; articles by: Greg Child (Trango Tower), Rolando Garibotti (Fitz Roy), Tommy Caldwell (El Capitan), Topher Donahue (the Howser Towers), Roger Briggs (the Diamond), Daniel Seeliger (Valle Cochamo), Steve Bartlett (the Titan) and Steve Schneider (the Central Tower of Paine); an index, complete route lines, history of each climbing area; extensive, rare photographs; and, dramatic photojournalistic presentation of the climbing of each peak.

Sport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationClimbing & mountaineering Publisher: Alpinist Press Publication Date: 01/12/2008 ISBN-13: 9780976304319  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Christian Beckwith began climbing in Wales in 1990. In 1993, he was lured to the Tetons by an article on alpine rock, and has called Jackson, USA home ever since. He edited The American Alpine Journal from 1996 until 2002, when he left to start Alpinist magazine with Marc Ewing. In 2005, he started The Barry Corbet Film Festival (now The Alpinist Film Festival). Beckwith's climbing has taken him to Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Tibet, Alaska and across Asia and Europe.

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