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High Stone

Alpinist Mountain Profiles v. 1

Edited by Christian Beckwith
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Alpinist Press, Chicago, United States
Published: 1st Dec 2008
Dimensions: w 230mm h 300mm
ISBN-10: 0976304317
ISBN-13: 9780976304319
Barcode No: 9780976304319
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.

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