Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps by Fergus Fleming

Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps by Fergus Fleming

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"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 By (author) Fergus Fleming
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Granta Books
Year Published 2001
Number of Pages 400
ISBN 10 1862074534
ISBN 13 9781862074538
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001558009
Title Killing Dragons: The Conquest of the Alps
Author By (author) Fergus Fleming
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Granta Books
Year Published 2001
Number of Pages 400
ISBN 10 1862074534
ISBN 13 9781862074538
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No