True Tales of Mountain Adventures
by Aubrey le Blond
Publisher: E. P. Dutton & Company 1903
Number of pages: 410
Mountaineering is not merely walking up hill. It is the art of getting safely up and down a peak where there is no path, and where steps may have to be cut in the ice; it is the art of selecting the best line of ascent under conditions which vary from day to day.
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