Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada

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Excerpt from the Preface: Mountaineers will realize, from these descriptions of Sierra climbs, how few dangers we encountered which might not have been avoided by time and caution. Since the uncertain perils of glacier work and snow copings do not exist in California, except on the northeast flank of Mount Shasta, our climbs proved safe and easy in comparison with the more serious Alpine ascents. And now that the topography of the higher Sierra has been all explored by the Geological Survey, nearly every peak is found to have an accessible side. Our difficulties and our joys were those of the pioneer. My own share in the great work of exploring the Sierra under Professor Whitney has been small indeed beside that of the senior assistants of the Survey, Professors Brewer and Hoffmann. Theirs were the long, hard years of patient labor, theirs the real conquest of a great terra incognita; and if in these chapters I have not borne repeated witness to their skill and courage, it is not because I have failed in warm appreciation, but simply because my own{x} mountaineering has always been held by me as of slight value, and not likely to be weighed against their long-continued service.

Book information

ISBN: 9781542783927
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Imprint: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Language: English
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 390g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 15mm