Games Climbers Play

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A Selection of 100 Mountaineering Articles

First published in 1978 this new edition is the seventh reprint of this very popular climbing anthology - a slightly different format with a new striking cover; still highly relevant for modern day climbers.

The Games Climbers Play remains a perennially popular mountaineering anthology on both sides of the Atlantic - this is the fourth impression in Britain and the third in America. It contains some of the finest essays written on mountaineering and a plethora of more light-hearted and humorous items. The late Sheridan Anderson's cartoons and illustrations aptly reflect the rabelaisian nature of the selection. Unlike earlier anthologies, that drew their material by excerpting from books, the bulk of the articles in Games are taken from contemporary magazine and journals and are (for the most part) unabridged. They have a freshness and immediacy often lacking from more painstakingly selected high-brow collections. A book that will both inspire and entertain.

Ken Wilson was the first editor of MOUNTAIN (1968-78) and has since worked as a publisher.


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