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The story of the first ascents of many of Norway's most dramatic peaks, Slingsby's book is still a very relevant guidebook to many Norwegian mountain areas today.
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If you think of going to Norway and read this classic you'll go - and "Slingsby" will go with you. -- Hamish Brown, TGO, November 2003Synopsis:
The story of the first ascents of many of Norway's most dramatic peaks, Slingsby's book is still a very relevant guidebook to many Norwegian mountain areas today. Slingsby was one of the leading climbers of his generation, climbing in Britain and the Alps, and he is still held in the highest regard in Norway as the father of Norwegian mountaineering. In contrast to many areas of the Alps, the Norse mountains have been spared the same proliferation of telepheriques and ski resorts; and so many of the corries and peaks are still in the same wilderness condition as when Slingsby first climbed them. "Norway: The Northern Playground" has long been regarded by many as an indispensable work on the region. So, if you're looking for the English language overview of the Norwegian mountains or just an exciting ripping yarn to while away a long winter's night, this book cannot be recommended enough. The revised 2003 edition will have a new introduction written by Tony Howard, renowned for the first successful ascent of Troll Wall and latterly, the desert climbs of Wadi Rum.
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. 234 pp; pages 13-16 are stained also fore-edge; minor edgewear; blue spine with white title, illustrations in colour and in b/w; bit of staining to title page and inside front cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 049151
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR006434021
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR002821126