Rock Climbs in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, 3rd edition (East Volume)

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Rock Climbs in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, 3rd edition (East Volume) is the authoritative and comprehensive rock climbing guidebook to the eastern portion of New Hampshire's White Mountain region. The 1st edition of this guidebook was published in 1982. This latest definitive edition covers all the rock climbs on Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledges in North Conway, the cliffs of the Kancamagus Highway area west of Conway, the outlying crags of the Mt. Washington Valley, and the alpine cliffs of Huntington Ravine on New England's tallest peak, Mt. Washington (6,288').

In addition, this pocket-sized guidebook contains numerous detailed photo-diagrams of the cliffs and rock climbs themselves, written descriptions and historical data about the various routes, and a multitude of archival and modern photographs of famous first ascents in the region, from the 1930s to the present. For extra durability, the guidebook also has a sewn and glued binding, and a plastic laminated synthetic cover.

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Born on March 21, 1956, in Boston, Ed Webster grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts and obtained a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Colorado College in Colorado Springs in 1978. Married, he now lives in Boulder, Colorado, and is the author of the new Mt. Everest book, Snow in the Kingdom: My Storm Years on Everest. A publisher, author, lecturer, and photojournalist, Webster also has written two definitive guidebooks, Rock Climbs in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Climbing in the Magic Islands to the Lofoten Islands of Arctic Norway. He is the recipient of the American Mountain Foundation’s 1988 Seventh Grade Award for outstanding achievements in mountaineering; the American Alpine Club’s 1990 Literary Award; and American Alpine Club’s 1994 David H. Soules Award, for saving the life of a fellow climber. Webster is one of only three mountaineers cited in the board game, Trivial Pursuit — his Everest frostbite injuries being duly noted in the "Best of the 80s" edition! His photographs have been published worldwide, in publications ranging from Climbing Magazine and Rock & Ice, to Popular Mechanics, Rolling Stone, and the New York Times Sunday Magazine.

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"...This guidebook sets a new standard for painstakng historical research and thoroughness in presentation." -- Peter Beal, Rock & Ice Magazine, 1997

"A fun guidebook just to read for the entertaining anecdotes and the adventures that follow... The historical pictures are...delightful." -- Climbing Magazine, 1997

"One of the finest rock climbing guidebooks in the country." -- 1997 American Alpine Journal

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