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Climbing the Weisshorn - A Historical Account of a Mountaineer's Attempt to Climb One of the Highest Peaks in the Alps

This antiquarian book contains a historical account of a mountaineer's attempt to climb one of the highest peaks in the alps, the Weisshorn. Full of thrilling tales and fascinating anecdotes of mountaineering derring-do, this text offers a unique insight into mountaineering, and will be of considerable value to the discerning mountaineer, as well as those with an interest in the development of the practice. John Tyndall (1820 1893) was a seminal nineteenth century physicist whose initial esteem amongst the scientific community arose from his study of diamagnetism. Subsequent to this he made discoveries in infrared radiation and the physical properties of air. Many antiquarian book such as this are increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition, complete with a new prefatory biography of the author."
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