[COMPLETE] : Peccavi by E.W. Hornung -ans

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Post by craigdav1 » October 23rd, 2018, 7:33 pm

10-11 PL OK.

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Post by annise » October 23rd, 2018, 8:23 pm

Nick - I see they are recording a book you might find interesting viewtopic.php?f=2&t=70073 about mountain adventures - either to read the 1860 odd book or to listen to the finished product.
It must have been an interesting time for Europeans with money, climbing everything in sight, fighting their ways through impenetrable Jungles, discovering new species of plants and animals and tribes that had not previously seen white men and then writing about it - mostly men but there were a few women too, decently and unsuitably attired in long skirts.

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Post by clifford » November 3rd, 2018, 5:33 pm

There indeed women who climbed -- Annie Peck was one of them in, I think. the Alps, the Andes and perhaps elsewhere. And the clothes in which both men and women climbed look very clumsy today. There's a photo of George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Irvine, high on Mount Everest in 1924, wearing heavy tweed jackets and plus fours and, of course, neckties. They were the two who disappeared at about 28.000 feet (last seen by Noel Odell), and although Mallory's body was found a few years ago, Irvine has never turned up. It's possible that they may have reached the top, just over 29,000 feet and had an accident on the way down. We will never know. And of course their climbing equipment was primitive and heavy. Today there are better ice axes, better boots, lighter and better rope and far lighter and warmer clothing. A few years ago a woman climbed Everest with a laptop so she could send pictures and letters back home. How she got the internet signal up there I don't know.
Odell incidentally many years later (1949 or 50) made the first ascent of Mt.Vancouver (15,700 feet or thereabouts) on the Yukon-Alaska border.

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Post by clifford » November 3rd, 2018, 5:48 pm

Chap. xii and xiii are now up, both very short.

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Post by craigdav1 » November 3rd, 2018, 7:23 pm

12-13 PL OK!

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Post by clifford » November 15th, 2018, 5:12 pm

Chaps. xiv and xv are now up.

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Post by craigdav1 » November 15th, 2018, 8:17 pm

14-15 PL OK!

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Post by clifford » November 21st, 2018, 5:01 pm

chap, xvi is now up.

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Post by craigdav1 » November 21st, 2018, 7:46 pm

16 PL OK.

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Post by clifford » November 26th, 2018, 6:14 pm

Chapters xvii and xviii are up.

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Post by craigdav1 » November 27th, 2018, 5:13 am

17-18 PL OK.

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Post by clifford » November 29th, 2018, 2:26 pm

Chap. xix is now up. Long and grim, but I think things may be looking up a bit.

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Post by craigdav1 » November 29th, 2018, 4:13 pm

19 PL OK.

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Post by clifford » December 1st, 2018, 6:11 pm

Chapter xx is now up.

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Post by craigdav1 » December 2nd, 2018, 7:24 am

20 PL OK.

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