The Andes: The Complete History of Mountaineering in High South America

The Andes: The Complete History of Mountaineering in High South America

by Evelio A Echevarria

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Overview

The history of climbing in the Andes has more unanswered questions than that of any other mountain range in the world.This climbing history began in the late Stone Age and covers a span of more than 15,000 years. "The Andes" is a climbing history that spans the ages, documenting the ascents of thousands of adventurous souls of all epochs: from unknown cavemen, hunters, Indians, grave-diggers, and miners to explorers, scientists, surveyors, artists, and, of course, modern sportive climbers!

With a wealth of 824 pages, 290 illustrations and 60 maps, "The Andes: The Complete History of Mountaineering in High South America" is unparalleled in its breadth and bravely faces these unanswered questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940777719
Publisher: Sotina Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/2018
Pages: 840
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 2.28(d)

About the Author

Evelio A. Echevarria, born in Santiago, Chile in 1926, is a Professor Emeritus of Colorado State University. He has performed mountaineering along the Andes and the Rocky Mountains for some 65 years and researched both ranges, chronicling their known--and unknown--activities from ancient times to present. His own sportive activities included exploratory mountaineering. Both his educational and sportive books and publications have appeared in several countries between 1950 and the present years.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS


  • The Range of the Copper Sunsets 19 (Andes of Venezuela 22; Andes of Colombia 22; Andes of Ecuador 22; Andes of Peru 24; Andes of Bolivia 29; Andes of Chile 32; Andes of Argentina 33)

  • Forerunners to the Pioneers 37

  • The Colonial Mountaineers 53

  • The Pioneers 67

  • Motherland and Science 75

  • The Greatest Andeanist 87

  • The Trailblazers of All of Us 97

  • The Classic Expeditions: 1868-1914 107

  • The Father of the Andinistas 143

  • The National Gringos: the Germans and the Others 155

  • Scenery of the Andes 201
  • Aconcagua: To Win the White Sentinel 227

  • The International Expeditions: 1914-1953 249 (Venezuela 250; Colombia 252; Ecuador 260; Peru 261; Bolivia 269; Argentina 273; Chile 280)

  • The Emergence of Andinisimo 295

  • The Song of the Hill-man 307 (The Gravedigger 307; Prospector and Smuggler 310; The Snowmen 310; The Herdsman 311; The Sulphur Man 320)

  • Youth Surges Forward: the Andinistas 323 (Venezuela 323; Colombia 326; Ecuador 329; Peru 331; Bolivia 334; Argentina 337; Chile 339)

  • The Instituto Geografico Militar 351 (Peru 352; Bolivia-Argentina 353; Chile 355)

  • After Qomolungma: The Foreign Scene: 1953-2015 359 (Peru 360; Bolivia 406; Ecuador 424; Venezuela 428; Colombia 428)

  • After Qomolungma: The National Scene: 1953-2015 465 (Venezuela 465; Colombia 467; Ecuador 468; Peru 471; Bolivia 474; Argentina 476; Chile 485)

  • Women in the Andes 501 (In the Neolithic 502; In the Times of the Incadom 502; Feminine Andinismo 502; On the Highest National Top 505; Technically Difficult 505; Women and Exploration 506)

  • Summit Archaeology: Pride of the Andinistas 509

  • Epilogue 521

  • Maps

  • Bibliography Consulted 581

  • Notes 597

  • Index 607

  • Appendix A: Names in the Andes 639

  • Appendix B: Survey of Andean First Ascents 641 (Andes of Venezuela 643; Andes of Colombia 645; Andes of Ecuador 651; Andes of Peru 653; Andes of Bolivia 727; Andes of Chile 758; Andes of Argentina 785)

  • The Author


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