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Mountains and desire : climbing vs. the end of the world

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue26237
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
2021
Author
Grebowicz, Margaret
Publisher
London, U.K. : Repeater Books
Call Number
02.8 G81m
Author
Grebowicz, Margaret
Publisher
London, U.K. : Repeater Books
Published Date
2021
Physical Description
113 pages
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Climbing
Sport
Sport climbing
Mountaineering
Abstract
In 1923, a reporter asked George Mallory why he wanted to summit Mount Everest. "Because it's there." Today the question "why do this?" is included in nearly every mountaineering story of interview. Meanwhile, interest in climbing is steadily on the rise, from commerical mountaineering and climbing walls in university gyms to corporate workplaces to the flood of spectacular climbing imagery in advertising, cinema, and social media. [...] Taking the degradation of Everest and the success of Free Solo as its starting point, Mountains and Desire chases after what remains of this pursuit -- marred by its colonial history, coopted by national chauvinism, ableism, and the capitalist compulsion to unlimited growth -- for both climbers and their fans. -- From back cover
Contents
1. The ends of desire -- 2. Who will marry you now? -- 3. Just because someone has done it doesn't mean it's humanly possible -- 4. Everest traffic and the economy of walking -- 5. Climbing technotopia, or: Did free solo really happen? -- 6. Gestures of climbing -- 7. The last problem of the Himalaya.
ISBN
9781913462239
Accession Number
P2024.02
Call Number
02.8 G81m
Collection
Archives Library
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Climber's paradise : making Canada's mountain parks, 1906-1974

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue14538
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
2014
Author
Reichwein, PearlAnn
Publisher
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada : The University of Alberta Press
Call Number
08.3 R27c
Author
Reichwein, PearlAnn
Responsibility
PearlAnn Reichwein
Publisher
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada : The University of Alberta Press
Published Date
2014
Physical Description
402 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Series
Mountain cairns
Subjects
Alpine Club of Canada
Mountaineering
National parks
Recreation
Rocky Mountains, Canada
Sport climbing
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index
ISBN
9780888646743
Accession Number
2015-8405
Call Number
08.3 R27c
Collection
Archives Library
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Banff rock : a guidebook to rock climbing in Banff National Park, Canada

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/catalogue14540
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Published Date
2012
Author
Perry, Chris
Publisher
Altona, Manitoba : Friesens
Call Number
01.4 P42b
Author
Perry, Chris
Responsibility
Chris Perry
Publisher
Altona, Manitoba : Friesens
Published Date
2012
Physical Description
510 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm
Medium
Library - Book (including soft-cover and pamphlets)
Subjects
Banff National Park
Guidebooks
Kootenay National Park
Rock climbing
Sport climbing
Thompson, David
Yoho National Park
ISBN
9780987937001
Accession Number
P2015-03-31
Call Number
01.4 P42b
Collection
Archives Library
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