New York, NY 1998 Hard Cover First Edition, First Printing New in Fine jacket BRAND NEW & Collectible. Printing "number line" alphabetical; copy shows Printing "a". Blue linen
boards w/silver spine lettering. Dust jacket photograph: Paiyu, Karakoram Himalaya by Galen Rowell. Blue endpapers. Comprehensive, in the full sense of the word, chronicle of legendary mountains spread across seven continents, and the men and women unable to resist their lure. Profiles of famous climbers, excerpts from famous writings, facts and lore, and dramatic photographs are deftly presented by journalist and accomplished mountaineer Joseph Poindexter. The Introduction is by Stacy Allison, the first American woman to reach the summit Mount Everest, 1988. An introduction to the sport of climbing precedes text, and a comprehensive bibliography and glossary make bring up the rear. Fine reference/resource.
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