Killing Dragons: The Conquest Of The Alps (Paperback)
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Killing Dragons: The Conquest Of The Alps (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 22/08/2001
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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 eighteenth 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 mythical creatures said to inhabit these peaks: 'Here be dragons,' said the old maps ...

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781862074538
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 298 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm

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