Mountain Prospect

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700s -- Arts & Recreation  [ Browse Items ]
Publication Year
1920 
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308 
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When Mr. Scott Russell found himself in a Japanese prison camp at Singapore, he decided to fortify his mind by writing of the things nearest his heart. MOUNTAIN PROSPECT was the result. The author set himself to recapture, in full detail and colour, the peaks of his own experience as a climber, an explorer, a botanist. This experience includes his apprenticeship to mountaineering in the New Zealand Alps, climbing in Switzerland and the Lake District, a summer on the Arctic island of Jan Mayen, and an expedition amongst the Karakoram-Himalaya under the leadership of Eric Shipton. The author was thus able to combine mountaineering with exploration and serious scientific work. His comparison of climbing conditions in so many parts of the world will give this book a special interest for mountaineers. But it should also appeal to a wider public. Mr. Scott Russell has the gift, rare amongst "men of action," for bringing before our eyes the wonders he has seen, for letting us into the secret of the mountaineer's passion, and enabling us to share his sense of physical and spiritual achievement. With these evocative power are united a firmness of mind and a fine dry sense of humour, which give MOUNTAIN Prospect the personality of an individual style, so that the author's memories of his fellow-climbers his glaciers, flowers and peaks, are made memorable for us too. The book is illustrated with 47 plates and 7 regional maps.  
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