In search of peaks passes glaciers irish alpine pioneers frank nugent on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers from the 1850s to the early twentieth century the achievements of irish mountaineers were largely obscured in british historical accounts this book sets the record straight frank nugent. The alpine club was founded in london in 1857 1858 the clubs first president john ball edited peaks passes and glaciers a collection of climbing essays ball noted with satisfaction that members of the alpine club had left the beaten track in the alps to complete first ascents of the monte rosa the dom the grand combin the alleleinhorn and the wetterhorn. In search of peaks passes glaciers has 2 ratings and 0 reviews no goggles or glacier glasses no hi tech axes or day glo gore tex adorned alpinists o. Get this from a library in search of peaks passes glaciers irish pioneers in the alps and beyond frank nugent no goggles or glacier glasses no hi tech axes or day glo gore tex adorned alpinists of the mid 19th century from the 1850s to the early 20th century the achievements of irish mountaineers are . Page vi the powers thus acquired have been chiefly directed to accomplishing the ascent of the highest summits or effecting passes across the less accessible portions of the alpine chain and within the last five years the highest peak of monte rosa the dom the great combin the alleleinhorn the wetterhorn proper and several other peaks never before scaled
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