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The Climbers  A photography book by @JimHerrington 60 legends of 20th Century climbing. Grand Prize Winner - Banff 2017 Mountaineers Books.

My book tour is on hold for one month as I head to the Great White North and begin working on my next one. Thanks to everyone that came out and supported me. Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Three years ago, in the midst of criss-crossing Europe to find and photograph old mountain climbers for a book project that was still just a dream, I took a brief respite and scrambled amongst the Maritime Alps for a week. My friend and I devised a route that straddled the French/Italian border, dipping back and forth into each country, at times not certain, or caring, which we were in.
I took this from my sleeping bag at sunrise after the first night out.

#Italy #France #Mercantour #alpesmaritimes #2015

Today marks three important episodes in the life of the great climber Riccardo Cassin.
Firstly, on August 6, 1938, Cassin and two others did the first ascent of the Walker Spur on the Grandes Jorasses in the French Alps. The north face is one of the three great north faces of the Alps, along with the north faces of the Eiger and the Matterhorn, collectively known as ‘The Trilogy’. One of the most famous and classic walls in the world, The intimidating Walker Spur rises up more than a kilometer from the Leschaux Glacier. With the north face of The Eiger having just been successfully climbed a month earlier, the Walker Spur was now universally known as the greatest alpine challenge of the era when Cassin and his partners climbed it. The Italians knew nothing of the Chamonix region, had never been there before, and had nonchalantly walked in and bagged the last remaining great unclimbed north face of Europe.
Secondly, the summit of Gasherbrum IV (26,001 ft.) was first reached on this date in 1958 by members of an expedition led by Cassin.
Thirdly, the final important episode in his life was his death, on this date in 2009 at 100 years of age. I photographed him at his home high in the Italian Alps seven days before that.

Photo © Jim Herrington

#Italy #Alps #France #RiccardoCassin

Jim Bridwell: Madman, visionary, raconteur. As a climber his reputation rests firmly upon the rarefied top tier of accomplished 20th Century ascensionists.
Today would have been his 74th birthday.

Photo © Jim Herrington

#photographybooks #yosemite

고마워, 한국.
I just sold the Korean foreign rights to 'The Climbers'. Looking forward to seeing what they do with this edition.
#서적 #korea #southkorea #대한민국 #climbing #등반 #사진술

Tomorrow, Sunday, July 22 - 2pm
Parnassus Books

#photography #books @parnassusbooks

Irene Beardsley started climbing in the early 1950s. Since then she became the fourth woman to earn a PhD in physics from Stanford and has made hundreds of ascents, including the 1965 first all-woman climb of the North Face of the Grand Teton, and the 1978 first American (and first female) ascent of Annapurna. She came to my talk last night in Jackson Hole and I dig her.

Jackson Hole tonight, 6:30pm, Teton County Library.
#jacksonhole @tetoncountylibrary @valleybookstore

Jackson Hole, Wyoming:
This Thursday, July 19 I’ll be talking about, and showing pictures from, my book The Climbers. There will be a Q&A afterwards and I’ll be selling and signing books also.
It all starts at 6:30pm at the Teton Country Library, free to get in.

Big thanks again to the fine people at Adidas for their help on this part of the book tour.

#photography #books #jacksonhole #tetons #wyoming #climbing @valleybookstore @tetoncountylibrary @adidasoutdoorusa

Lander, Wyoming:
I’m talking and showing photos from 'The Climbers' on Sunday morning (tomorrow), July 15 in Lander City Park.
It starts at 9am — and, you should know, I usually don’t form words or even thoughts before noon so you may be treated to my grouchiest, I mean zestiest and most interesting, talk yet. Bring coffee and a forgiving attitude.

#Lander #photography @wildirismtn @climbersfestival #books #climbing

@tommycaldwell bought my book today - I think I can pack up and go home now.

#lander #tommycaldwell

Lander, Wyoming:
Today, July 13th, thanks to the kind and benevolent people at Adidas, I’ll be selling and signing copies of The Climbers in the Adidas booth at the ICF Trade Fair in Lander City Park, 2-6pm. Come spill your hot dog on me.

#Lander #climbing #photography #books #climbersfestival @adidasterrex @wildirismtn

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