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Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps By Fergus Fleming

Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps
by Fergus Fleming

"Killing Dragons" is the story of the first British mountaineers to tackle the Alpine summits of Switzerland during the late 18th century, originally quite poorly equipped. The title of dragons refers to the legendary creatures of these parts.
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Full of eccentric characters, "Killing Dragons" is the story of the first British mountaineers to tackle the Alpine summits of Switzerland during the late 18th century. Originally the explorers of this area were poorly equipped, wearing ordinary shoes and no protective clothing. The British arrived intent on reaching every Alpine summit, and "mountaineering" was born. The title refers to the legend of dragons inhabiting these peaks: "here be dragons", quoted the old maps.

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Sku
GOR001558009
Title
Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Granta Books
Year published
Number of pages
400
ISBN 10
1862074534
ISBN 13
9781862074538
Prizes
N/A
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