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Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69

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Download 01 - Preface and Chap. I audio
Download 02 - The Ascent of Mont Pelvoux audio
Download 03 - The Mont Cenis Pass and the Fell Railway audio
Download 04 - My First Scramble on the Matterhorn audio
Download 05 - Renewed Attempts to Ascend the Matterhorn audio
Download 06 - The Val Tournanche - The Breuiljoch - Zermatt - Ascent of the Grand Tournalin audio
Download 07 - Our Sixth Attempt to Ascend the Matterhorn audio
Download 08 - From St. Michel on the Mont Cenis Road, by the Col des Aiguilles d'Arve, Col de Martignare, and the Brèche de la Meije, to La Bérarde audio
Download 09 - The Ascent of the Pointe des Écrins audio
Download 10 - From Val Louise to La Bérard by the Col de Pilatte audio
Download 11 - Passage of the Col de Triolet, and Ascents of the Mont Dolent, Aiguille de Trélatête, and Aiguille d'Argentière audio
Download 12 - Moming Pass -- Zermatt audio
Download 13 - The Ascent of the Grand Cornier audio
Download 14 - The Ascent of the Dent Blanche audio
Download 15 - Lost on the Col d'Hérens.-- My Seventh Attempt to Ascend the Matterhorn audio
Download 16 - Valley of Aosta, and Ascent of the Grandes Jorasses audio
Download 17 - The Col Dolent audio
Download 18 - Ascent of the Aiguille Verte audio
Download 19 - The Col de Talèfre audio
Download 20 - Ascent of the Ruinette -- The Matterhorn audio
Download 21 - The Ascent of the Matterhorn audio
Download 22 - Descent of the Matterhorn audio
Download 23 - Appendix A -- Appendix B audio

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Scrambles Amongst the Alps is one the great classics (some would say the greatest) of early mountaineering literature, and Edward Whymper (1840-1911) one of the leading figures of the early years of Alpine climbing. He is best known, of course, for his many attempts on the Matterhorn, and for the loss of four members of his climbing party after the successful first ascent of the peak in July, 1865. Although the Matterhorn stands in ways in the center of his book, there are descriptions of many other ascents as well, in the Alps of France and Italy, as well as those of Switzerland. His book, incidentally, has many of his drawings in it (he was originally an illustrator by profession), and listeners might wish to call up the .pdf file from which it is read, to have the benefit of the illustrations. (Introduction by Nicholas Clifford)

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