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Mountain: Portraits of High Places

Art / Photobook

By: S Hill, E Kagge, R MacFarlane, J Jordan and N Parrado

352 pages, colour photos

Rizzoli International Publications

Hardback | Aug 2011 | #193009 | ISBN-13: 9780847834020
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About this book

An inspiring collection of evocative images collected by lifelong mountaineer Sandy Hill, who has a singular knowledge, understanding, and experience of the world's highest places. Powerful, beautiful, wild, sublime, and forbidding, the world's summits are often considered the last real frontier. "Mountain" is a luxuriously illustrated celebration of mountains and of the sense of wonder and awe that the sight of this geography can evoke. In this stunning collection of photographs and art, the very personal relationship that people have with mountains is conveyed in exceptional images from around the world. Spanning two centuries, this book contains rarely seen images from such legendary nature photographers as Galen Rowell, Peter Beard, Ansel Adams, and Frank Smythe and photographs taken by daring mountaineers who celebrate the beauty, wonder, and spectacle of the heights, making this a unique and spectacular tribute to the mountains of the world.

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Sandy Hill is an adventurer, mountaineer, and writer. In 1996, she reached the summit of Mount Everest, making her among the first people in the world to have reached all of the Seven Summits.

Jennifer Jordan is an award-winning writer and filmmaker.

Erling Kagge is an explorer/adventurer and lawyer, and was the first person to accomplish the 'Three Poles Challenge': reaching the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest.

Robert Macfarlane is an award-winning travel writer and literary critic.

Nando Parrado is one of the sixteen Uruguayan survivors of the airplane crash in the Andes Mountains on October 13, 1972.

Jack Tackle is an avid mountain climber and guide. He has climbed the Teton Mountains more than 300 times.

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