On the Roof of the World: The Guardian Book of the Mountains


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From Edward Whymper's conquest of the Matterhorn in 1865 through to the first ever ascent of Everest in 1953, and on to the extreme climbing (and associated apparatus) that dominates the modern-day incarnation of the sport, the paper has chronicled every development with insight and intelligence. This beguiling collection draws together a selection of "Guardian" writing that is both informative and celebratory, tracking the sport's history and uncovering how public perception has changed over time. - Postings on how ...

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