The Öræfa Jökull, and its First Ascent.: HOWELL, Frederick W. W. The Öræfa Jökull, and its First Ascent.: HOWELL, Frederick W. W.

The Öræfa Jökull, and its First Ascent.

HOWELL, Frederick W. W.

Published by Royal Geographical Society, London, 1892
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9 pages, including 2 in-text sketch drawing and an in-text sketch map. Original condition with blue wrappers, titles to front, and containing all the ads. This is a complete issue, seldom found in such good and original condition. Howell, an adventurous mountaineer and photographer, was the first to climb Iceland's highest elevation of Hvannadalshnúkur in 1891 and the first to lead a walking-party across the glacier of Langjökull in 1899. Later in 1901, he would lose his life in fording the Heraðsvötn, District Waters, a broad, swift and deep river which flows through the valley of the Skagafjörður. This is a captivating and detailed account of his adventurous mountaineering expedition and the first successful ascent of Öræfajökull, 6400 feet in height, the highest peak in Iceland, also with references to his previous attempt to unravel the secret of the mountain in the summer 1890 and the accounts of two other unsuccesful attmeps in 1794 by Mr. Paulson and in 1861 by Mr. E. T. Holan and Mr. Shepherd. Frederick W.W. Howell, would record Icelandic and Faroese landscapes, farmlands, towns and its inhabitants in a remarkable series of photographs, depicting the beginnings of change taking place to a long traditional way-of-life now virtually extinct. He was also the author of "The Pen Pictures of Iceland.". Bookseller Inventory # 024686

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Title: The Öræfa Jökull, and its First Ascent.

Publisher: Royal Geographical Society, London

Publication Date: 1892

Edition: First Edition.

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