Killing Dragons: The Conquest Of The Alps
Granta Publications, 04.08.2011 - 400 Seiten
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 ...
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KILLING DRAGONS: The Conquest of the AlpsNutzerbericht - Kirkus
A diverting, popular history of the first men and women who scrambled among the Alps, from Time-Life editor and novelist Fleming (Barrow's Boys, p. 322).As the author tells it, the first explorers to ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - busterrll - LibraryThing
much better than the titlle impies Vollständige Rezension lesen