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Early Days in the Range of Light: Encounters with Legendary Mountaineers

Arnold, Daniel

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ISBN 10: 1582436169 / ISBN 13: 9781582436166
Published by Counterpoint 1/1/0001
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Title: Early Days in the Range of Light: Encounters...

Publisher: Counterpoint 1/1/0001

Binding: Paperback

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It's 1873. Modern climbing gear and Gore-Tex shells are a century away, but the high mountains still demand your attention. Imagine the stone in your hands and thousands of feet of open air below you, with only a wool jacket to weather a storm and no rope to catch a fall.

Daniel Arnold did more than imagine—he spent four years retracing the precarious steps of his climbing forefathers and lived to tell their tales here. From 1864 to 1931, the Sierra Nevada witnessed some of the most audacious climbing of all time. In the spirit of his predecessors, Arnold carried only rudimentary equipment—no ropes, no harness, no specialized climbing shoes.

In an artful blend of history, biography, nature, and adventure writing, Arnold brings to life both the journeys and the stunning terrain. In the process he uncovers the motivations that drove an extraordinary group of individuals to risk so much for the summits of our most fabled landscapes.


"For every lover of the Sierras who's wondered where the names of the peaks came from, who the pioneers were behind the names, and what the stories were they told around their camps." -- Rick Ridgeway

"This is a splendid chronicle of early climbing in the Sierra Nevada." -- Royal Robbins

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