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Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69

Edward Whymper (1840-1911)

1. 01 - Preface and Chap. I
2. 02 - The Ascent of Mont Pelvoux
3. 03 - The Mont Cenis Pass and the Fell Railway
4. 04 - My First Scramble on the Matterhorn
5. 05 - Renewed Attempts to Ascend the Matterhorn
6. 06 - The Val Tournanche - The Breuiljoch - Zermatt - Ascent of the Grand Tournalin
7. 07 - Our Sixth Attempt to Ascend the Matterhorn
8. 08 - From St. Michel on the Mont Cenis Road, by the Col des Aiguilles d'Arve, Col de Martignare, and the Brèche de la Meije, to La Bérarde
9. 09 - The Ascent of the Pointe des Écrins
10. 10 - From Val Louise to La Bérard by the Col de Pilatte
11. 11 - Passage of the Col de Triolet, and Ascents of the Mont Dolent, Aiguille de Trélatête, and Aiguille d'Argentière
12. 12 - Moming Pass -- Zermatt
13. 13 - The Ascent of the Grand Cornier
14. 14 - The Ascent of the Dent Blanche
15. 15 - Lost on the Col d'Hérens.-- My Seventh Attempt to Ascend the Matterhorn
16. 16 - Valley of Aosta, and Ascent of the Grandes Jorasses
17. 17 - The Col Dolent
18. 18 - Ascent of the Aiguille Verte
19. 19 - The Col de Talèfre
20. 20 - Ascent of the Ruinette -- The Matterhorn
21. 21 - The Ascent of the Matterhorn
22. 22 - Descent of the Matterhorn
23. 23 - Appendix A -- Appendix B

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Summary

Scrambles Amongst the Alps is one the great classics (some would say the greatest) of early mountaineering literature, and Edward Whymper (1840-1911) one of the leading figures of the early years of Alpine climbing. He is best known, of course, for his many attempts on the Matterhorn, and for the loss of four members of his climbing party after the successful first ascent of the peak in July, 1865. Although the Matterhorn stands in ways in the center of his book, there are descriptions of many other ascents as well, in the Alps of France and Italy, as well as those of Switzerland. His book, incidentally, has many of his drawings in it (he was originally an illustrator by profession), and listeners might wish to call up the .pdf file from which it is read, to have the benefit of the illustrations. (Introduction by Nicholas Clifford)