The Mountaineers: A History

The Mountaineers: A History

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Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594854653

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Traces the history of one of the oldest outdoor clubs in the United States, and describes how it has introduced outdoor skills and conservation ethics to thousands of climbers, hikers, and skiers

Scotland's Mountains Before the Mountaineers

Scotland's Mountains Before the Mountaineers

Author: Ian R. Mitchell

Publisher: Luath Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028794951

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 201

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Who were the first people to "conquer" Scotland's mountains, and why did they do it? In this ground-breaking book by a prizewinning author, Mitchell tells the story of explorations in the Highlands before mountaineering was big -- and when bandits, poachers and illic distillers used the mountains to hide in. With eight full-color illustrations by European masters and five detailed maps, this book is a must for mountaineers, historians, and those interested in the developing perception of a hidden part of Europe.

The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee

The Loyal Mountaineers of Tennessee

Author: Thomas William Humes

Publisher: The Overmountain Press

ISBN: 1570720789

Category: History

Page: 411

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A valuable addition for both the Tennessee historian and the Civil War buff, this original account from 1888 defines the importance of East Tennessee to the Union cause during the Civil War. A complete index is included.

Mountaineering Tourism

Mountaineering Tourism

Author: Michal Apollo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000505566

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 138

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This book offers a critical account of the historical evolution of mountaineering and its relation to the phenomenon of tourism, providing an overview of recent developments linked to the diversification, commodification and commercialisation of mountaineering activity. Mountaineering, broadly defined as hiking, trekking and climbing, is now a mass phenomenon, with continually growing numbers of trekkers, climbers and religious tourists hiking in mountain regions. Increasing visitor numbers require the current policies to be updated. The environments around high-mountain areas and their local resident communities, until recently cut off from civilisation, are sensitive to outside influences and have been abruptly exposed to the impact of mountaineering and related activities. This is the first book to disentangle overlapping terms and definitions related to mountaineering tourism. It identifies the key terms and turning points in mountaineering tourism and discusses the impacts of mountaineering tourism from an environmental, socio-cultural and personal perspective and identifies current tourism management policies. Finally, this book provides a continuum between the past and future of mountaineering tourism and aims to provide policy suggestions for sustainable management of fragile mountain regions. This will be of great interest to upper-level students and academics of tourism, as well as industry representatives and policymakers with an interest in adventure tourism and mountaineering.

Mountaineering Tourism

Mountaineering Tourism

Author: Ghazali Musa

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317668732

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

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In May 1993 the British Mountaineering Council met to discuss the future of high altitude tourism. Of concern to attendees were reports of queues on Everest and reference was made to mountaineer Peter Boardman calling Everest an ‘amphitheater of the ego’. Issues raised included environmental and social responsibility and regulations to minimize impacts. In the years that have followed there has been a surge of interest in climbing Everest, with one day in 2012 seeing 234 climbers reach the summit. Participation in mountaineering tourism has surely escalated beyond the imagination of those who attended the meeting 20 years ago. This book provides a critical and comprehensive analysis of all pertinent aspects and issues related to the development and the management of the growth area of mountaineering tourism. By doing so it explores the meaning of adventure and special reference to mountain-based adventure, the delivering of adventure experience and adventure learning and education. It further introduces examples of settings (alpine environments) where a general management framework could be applied as a baseline approach in mountaineering tourism development. Along with this general management framework, the book draws evidence from case studies derived from various mountaineering tourism development contexts worldwide, to highlight the diversity and uniqueness of management approaches, policies and practices. Written by leading academics from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, this insightful book will provide students, researchers and academics with a better understanding of the unique aspects of tourism management and development of this growing form of adventure tourism across the world.

Mountaineering and British Romanticism

Mountaineering and British Romanticism

Author: Simon Bainbridge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192599766

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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This book examines the relationship between Romantic-period writing and the activity that Samuel Taylor Coleridge christened 'mountaineering' in 1802. It argues that mountaineering developed as a pursuit in Britain during the Romantic era, earlier than is generally recognised, and shows how writers including William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Ann Radcliffe, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, and Walter Scott were central to the activity's evolution. It explores how the desire for physical ascent shaped Romantic-period literary culture and investigates how the figure of the mountaineer became crucial to creative identities and literary outputs. Illustrated with 25 images from the period, the book shows how mountaineering in Britain had its origins in scientific research, antiquarian travel, and the search for the picturesque and the sublime. It considers how writers engaged with mountaineering's power dynamics and investigates issues including the politics of the summit view (what Wordsworth terms 'visual sovereignty'), the relationships between different types of 'mountaineers', and the role of women in the developing cultures of ascent. Placing the work of canonical writers alongside a wide range of other types of mountaineering literature, this book reassesses key Romantic-period terms and ideas, such as vision, insight, elevation, revelation, transcendence, and the sublime. It opens up new ways of understanding the relationship between Romantic-period writers and the world that they experienced through their feet and hands, as well as their eyes, as they moved through the challenging landscapes of the British mountains.

Authority and the Mountaineer in Cormac McCarthy’s Appalachia

Authority and the Mountaineer in Cormac McCarthy’s Appalachia

Author: Gabe Rikard

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476603476

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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The author uses theories on power, resistance and discipline developed by Michel Foucault to analyze the interactions of mountaineers and the authorities who have attempted to “modernize” them. The book shows how McCarthy manipulates Appalachian images while engaging in a form of archeology of Appalachian constructs. Initially the book explores the interplay of the dominance/resistance duality. Roads provided ways into the mountains for industry and ways out for the mountaineer, cotton mill villages and regional cities served as “disciplined” destinations for Appalachian out-migrants. McCarthy’s character Lester Ballard (Child of God) represents the epitome of hillbilly delinquency. The author explains how the iconic image of the mountaineer—a notion cultivated by fiction writers, benevolent organizations, and academics—“othered” the mountain people as deviants. The book ends by considering the ways in which The Road returns to the rhetorical and geographical region of his early work, and how it fits into McCarthy’s Appalachian oeuvre.