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Climbing days, Dan Richards

Label
Climbing days
Title
Climbing days
Statement of responsibility
Dan Richards
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Climbing Days, Dan Richards is on the trail of his great-great-aunt, Dorothy Pilley, a prominent and pioneering mountaineer of the early twentieth century. For years, Dorothy and her husband, I. A. Richards, remained mysterious to Dan, but the chance discovery of her 1935 memoir, Climbing Days, leads him on a journey. Perhaps, in the mountains, he can meet them halfway? Following in the pair's footholds, Dan begins to travel and climb across Europe, using Dorothy's book as a guide. Learning the ropes in Wales and Scotland, scrambling in the Lake District, scaling summits in Spain and Switzerland, he closes in on the serrate pinnacle of Ivor and Dorothy's climbing lives, the mighty Dent Blanche in the high Alps of Valais. What emerges is a beautiful portrait of a trailblazing woman, up to now lost to history - but also a book about that eternal question: why do people climb mountains?
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richards, Dan
Dewey number
796.522
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Richards, Dan
  • Mountaineering
Target audience
adult
Label
Climbing days, Dan Richards
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Hope -- Cambridge -- The Pinnacle Club -- The Cairngorms -- Barcelona and Catalonia -- Switzerland -- i.Mountains -- ii.People -- The Lake District -- The Dent Blanche -- Epilogue -- Appendices -- I.Obituaries -- Joseph Georges (1892--1960) -- Ivor Armstrong Richards, CH (1893--1979) -- Dorothea Richards (1894--1986) -- II.The Pure of High Mountaineering -- Agua -- Lighting Fires in Snow
Control code
000057714937
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 392 pages
Isbn
9780571311927
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956623029
Label
Climbing days, Dan Richards
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Hope -- Cambridge -- The Pinnacle Club -- The Cairngorms -- Barcelona and Catalonia -- Switzerland -- i.Mountains -- ii.People -- The Lake District -- The Dent Blanche -- Epilogue -- Appendices -- I.Obituaries -- Joseph Georges (1892--1960) -- Ivor Armstrong Richards, CH (1893--1979) -- Dorothea Richards (1894--1986) -- II.The Pure of High Mountaineering -- Agua -- Lighting Fires in Snow
Control code
000057714937
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vii, 392 pages
Isbn
9780571311927
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)956623029

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