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Early days in the range of light [electronic resource] : Encounters with Legendary Mountaineers. Daniel Arnold.

Arnold, Daniel. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781582436555 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2009.

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Summary, etc.: It's 1873. Gore-Tex shells and aluminum climbing gear are a century away, but the high mountains still demand your attention. Imagine the stone in your hands and thousands of feet of open air below you, with only a wool jacket to weather a storm and no rope to catch a fall. Daniel Arnold did more than imagine he spent three years retracing the steps of his climbing forefathers, and in Early Days in the Range of Light, he tells their riveting stories. From 1864 to 1931, the Sierra Nevada witnessed some of the most audacious climbing of all time. In the spirit of his predecessors, Arnold carried only rudimentary equipment no ropes, no harness, no specialized climbing shoes. Sometimes he left his backpack and sleeping bag behind as well, and, like John Muir, traveled for days with only a few pounds of food rolled into a sack slung over his shoulder.In an artful blend of history, biography, nature, and adventure writing, Arnold brings to life the...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Counterpoint, 2009. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4692 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3288 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Sports & Recreations.
Genre: Electronic books.

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