A book for people with a mountaineering fetish. (Yes you, Nigel Cabourn fans).

Written by Maurice Isserman and Stewart Weaver, Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes. received the 2008 Mountaineering History Prize at the Banff Mountain Book Festival. The duo introduce the adventures of explorers like Martin Conway, Fanny Bullock Workman, and Ang Tharkay. Through their stories they illuminate the shifts in mountaineering – from a drive for teamwork to a quest for individual glory.

Solid winter reading available today from Yale University Press.

Available now from Amazon.

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