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The first ascent of the Matterhorn was made by Edward Whymper, Lord Francis Douglas, Charles Hudson, Douglas Hadow, Michel Croz, and two Zermatt guides, Peter Taugwalder and his son of the same name, on 14 July 1865

The first ascent of the Matterhorn was made by Edward Whymper, Lord Francis Douglas, Charles Hudson, Douglas Hadow, Michel Croz, and two Zermatt guides, Peter Taugwalder and his son of the same name, on 14 July 1865. Douglas, Hudson, Hadow and Croz were killed on the descent when Hadow slipped and pulled the other three with him down the north face.

Edward Whymper FRSE (27 April 1840 – 16 September 1911) was an English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author best known for the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. Four members of his climbing party were killed during the descent. Whymper also made important first ascents on the Mont Blanc massif and in the Pennine Alps, Chimborazo in South America, and the Canadian Rockies. His exploration of Greenland contributed an important advance to Arctic exploration

Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860–69.

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In July 1865 an obscure printer named Edward Whymper became the most talked-about man in the Victorian age. He had climbed the Matterhorn, one of the world's legendary mountains, and one of the last . .o be conquered in the Alps, but he had earned his glory at a horrible cost. A rope snapped during the descent and four of his seven-strong team fell to their deaths. Portions sufficient to fill three coffins were later retrieved. Of the fourth man - a Lord, no less - nothing was found save a shoe, a pair of gloves and a coat sleeve.

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This book is fascinating because it describes so many first ascents in the alps at first hand, rather than having them retold by modern biographers. Moreover, from a personal point of view, as I have visited many of the places described and climbed more than a few of the mountains, I have enjoyed enormously to read about them as they were 150 years ago.

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The first ascent of the ruinette-the matterhorn. General Information About Project Gutenberg™ electronic works. Chapter XIX. The first ascent of the matterhorn. Chapter XX. Descent of the matterhorn. A. The Death of Bennen. B. Struck by Lightning upon the Matterhorn. C. Note To Chapter VII. D. Subsequent History of the Matterhorn. Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the years 1860-69.

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Cherry The Countess
I am reading the kindle version of Edward Whymper's the The Ascent of the Matterhorn and I am thoroughly enjoying it. As a climber and sometime mountaineer, the first ascent of the Matterhorn, the most spectacular peak in the Alps, is of great significance to me, as I have visited Zermatt, seen a monument dedicated to him in the graveyard, and climbed a neighboring peak called the Breithorn for a thrilling vista. Mountaineering literature as a genre contains many classics, often showcasing exceptional writing and true accounts by mountaineers describing their remarkable athletic feats which represent the absolute manifestation of human fortitude in one of nature's most unforgiving realms, with the glory of success, and the pain of tragedy integral to their stories. This book is one of the classics without doubt, and should be on any mountaineer's book list, especially if they have climbed in the Alps. For readers who enjoy adventure, historical or travel writing, again this will be of interest, although some of the places and technical details will not be imbued with the same meaning as to mountaineers.

The book covers several years of trips to the Alps in France and Switzerland, in which he describes many first ascent of peaks, the names of which are admired and feared by mountaineers around the World. It is fascinating to imagine the means of travel and way of life in the 19th Century, from these immersive descriptions, stirring powerful memories of my own adventures in these mountains in my 20s. He attempts the Matterhorn again and again, yet fails repeatedly, often in competition with other mountaineering parties. Eventually he succeeds from a different ridge with a large party, but tragedy befalls one of the men on the descent, and his favorite guide is sacrificed along with two more of the party. Whymper is an expressive writer, at times philosophical, honest, and witty, and he is clearly influenced by Romanticism and Englightenment thinking popular to naturalists in the Victorian era.

It is disappointing that there are no illustrations on the free kindle version, but the book still deserves five stars in my opinion, because Edward Whymper was a remarkable writer, and this is gripping account of the tragic ascent should be read by future generations.
Kann
At first it seemed not to have downloaded to my Kindle app but I restarted my iPad and download occurred. BUT the result was text, no maps or illustrations.
You get what you pay for, it seems!
Mr.Champions
I'm sure that Edward Whymper was a fine man and author and The Ascent of the Matterhorn is a good book, but this particular edition of it is not readable. It is extremely heavily laden with typoes, rendering it difficult to read.
Questanthr
i DON'T REMEMBER RECEIVING THIS BOOK. PLEASE CONFIORM THE DETAILS OF MY PURCHASE. WHERE IS IT. WHERE IS IT? PLEASE
Ascent of the Matterhorn download epub
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Author: Edward Whymper
ISBN: 0862993474
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd; New Ed edition (1987)
Pages: 352 pages