American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fourteen Thousand Feet

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  • Publication Year: 1932

Fourteen Thousand Feet: A history of the naming and early ascents of the high Colorado peaks, by James Lathrop Jerome Hart. Second edition, with a Climbers Guide to the high Colorado peaks, by Elinor Eppich Kingery. Denver, Colo. Colorado Mountain Club, 1931. $1.00.

This enlarged and revised edition of the original work published in 1925 will be found most useful to mountaineers and those interested in the Colorado Rockies. Noteworthy are the addition of subheadings which make for easier reference, and the addition of illustrations. The map has been redrawn in the light of later topographic knowledge, but is not as legible as the former one and is perhaps a bit confusing to those not acquainted with the country.

The climbers guide which has been added is only a beginning, but the incisive and businesslike manner in which it is written is very commendable. We hope that it will be the humble precursor of a more ambitious climbers guide to the mountains of Colorado on the same order as the well-known climbers guides to the Alps.

Altogether this is a most useful compendium of information on the mountains of Colorado and a booklet which should be in every well-informed mountaineer’s library.

K. A. H.

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