Be transported to one of the world’s most exotic mountaineering locations
* Antarctica is home to one of the greatest collections of unclimbed mountains on Earth
* Intriguing mix of stories, history, route information, and breathtaking photos
* Includes climbing information never before compiled on Antarctica
Mountaineering in Antarctica is a comprehensive overview of climbing history and expeditions by a recognized expert on the territory. Damien Gildea’s research encompasses journeys from the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration, through the expansion of international scientific activity in the latter half of the 20th century, to the modern adventure tourism of the new millennium.
This book is a tribute to the mountains themselves and to the experiences of those who have traveled among them — their triumphs, travails, and tragedies. For the first time, the peaks and ranges of the planet’s wildest continent are revealed in one place for all to see.