Mountaineering in Antarctica: Climbing in the Frozen South

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Be transported to one of the world’s most exotic mountaineering locations

* Antarctica is home to one of the greatest collections of unclimbed mountains on Earth
* Intriguing mix of stories, history, route information, and breathtaking photos
* Includes climbing information never before compiled on Antarctica

Mountaineering in Antarctica is a comprehensive overview of climbing history and expeditions by a recognized expert on the territory. Damien Gildea’s research encompasses journeys from the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration, through the expansion of international scientific activity in the latter half of the 20th century, to the modern adventure tourism of the new millennium.

This book is a tribute to the mountains themselves and to the experiences of those who have traveled among them — their triumphs, travails, and tragedies. For the first time, the peaks and ranges of the planet’s wildest continent are revealed in one place for all to see.

The Author

DAMIEN GILDEA has led seven successful expeditions to the high mountains of Antarctica since 2001. In 1998, he published the Antarctic Mountaineering Chronology (New Zealand Mountain Safety Council). Known for his high-precision GPS data, Damien has also published two topographical maps for Livingston Island (2004) and Vinson Massif & the Sentinel Range (2007), the latter of which includes a number of new features named by the USGS. Damien has also guided an expedition to the South Pole by ski and made various journeys to the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Andes. When not on expeditions, he lives in Australia.

  • Published by Mountaineers Books in 2013
  • Author: Damien Gildea
  • Language: English
  • Hardcover
  • Color: yes (200 colour photos & 12 original maps)
  • Pages: 192
  • Dimension: 6.12 x 9.25 inches
  • Weight: 1344g
  • ISBN: 9781594858444

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