An Epitome of Fifty Years’ Climbing, by Claude Wilson. Printed for private distribution. 1933.
Written at the instigation of Mr. Henry F. Montagnier and limited to 125 copies for private distribution, the main part of this book consists of a tabulated list of climbs made by the author, a former president of the Alpine Club. The preliminary chapters on climbing incidents, and the personal characteristics of guides and companions who took part in 122 climbs with guides and 238 without guides, are proof of the author’s wide association with those who have been most active during the principal period of Alpine history. It is an intimate and condensed record of many years’ climbing in the European Alps.
E. P. B.