Himalayan Dreaming: Australian Mountaineering in the Great Ranges of Asia, 1922-1990
ANU E Press, 1 lug 2010 - 593 pagine
How did climbers from the world's flattest, hottest continent become world-class Himalayan mountaineers, the equal of any elite mountaineer from countries with long climbing traditions and home ranges that make Australia's highest summit look like a suburban hill? This book tells the story of Australian mountaineering in the great ranges of Asia, from the exploits of a brash, young colonial with an early British Himalayan expedition in the 1920s to the coming of age of Australian climbers in the 1980s. The story goes beyond the two remarkable Australian ascents of Mt Everest in 1984 and 1988 to explore the exploits of Australian climbers in the far-flung corners of the high Himalaya. Above all, the book presents a glimpse into the lives - the successes, failures, tragedies, motivations, fears, conflicts, humor, and compassion - themselves to the ultimate limits of survival in the most spectacular and demanding mountain arena of all.
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An outspoken Australian
Pilgrimage to the silver god
Upwardly mobile young men
Long necks on Dunagiri
A powerful partnership
Training on the big ones
A strained relationship
Peak performancetough climbs on
An even score
A quiet achiever
Where are the women?
Patience and persistence
A colonels dream
Ordered to climb
An arranged marriage
A Himalayan grand slam
Record of Australian
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