Killing Dragons The Conquest of the Alps

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Full of eccentric characters, Killing Dragons is the story of the first British mountaineers to tackle the Alpine summits of Switzerland during the late eighteenth century. Originally the explorers of this area were poorly equipped, wearing ordinary shoes and no protective clothing. The British arrived intent on reaching every Alpine summit, and 'mountaineering' was born. The title refers to the mythical creatures said to inhabit these peaks: 'Here be dragons,' said the old maps ...

Book information

ISBN: 9781862074538
Publisher: Granta Publications
Imprint: Granta Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 796.522094947
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 398
Weight: 336g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 29mm