Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure

Lewis-Jones, Huw ORCID logoORCID: (2011) Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure. Conway, London. ISBN 978-0762779918

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Description from Publisher: Through the lives of legendary climbers and mountaineers, Mountain Heroes presents an epic account of endurance, enterprise, heroism and fellowship in the wildest of places. Come face to face with those who have spent their lives at altitude: explorers and pioneering travelers, intrepid ice climbers and extreme skiers, ecologists, photographers, and film-makers.
The weathered faces of black-and-white portraiture from the world's great collections are displayed alongside modern photographs by a group of leading adventure photographers, such as Glen Denny, Cory Richards, and Gordon Wiltsie. Among those featured are Sir Edmund Hillary, Tom Hornbein, Conrad Kain, Yvon Chouinard, George Mallory, Alex Lowe, Lynn Hill, Reinhold Messner, Tenzing Norgay, Joe Simpson, Jim Whittaker, Galen Rowell, Edward Whymper, Royal Robbins, Pat Morrow, Fred Beckey, Steph Davis, Marko Prezelj, Kit Deslauriers, Dean Potter, and Steve House. A unique and beautifully designed book, Mountain Heroes also includes special contributions from admired members of the mountaineering community, including Sir Chris Bonington, Stephen Venables, and Doug Scott.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Amazon #1 Bestseller in Mountaineering chart. Included contributions from Professor Bruno Messerli, Doug Scott, celebrated outdoor photographers Gordon Wiltsie, Glen Denny, and Cory Richards. Selected international editions: - Mountain Heroes: Portraits of Adventure (Guilford CT: FalconGuides). - Abenteurer der Berge: 100 Porträts (München: Frederking & Thaler / GEO).
ISBN: 978-0762779918
Subjects: Geography & Environment
History > International
Arts > Photography > Marine & Natural Photography
Arts > Photography
Courses by Department: The Institute of Photography > Marine & Natural History
Depositing User: Huw Lewis-Jones
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 08:04
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 16:12


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