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Whymper Edward lettera AUTOGRAFA in inglese su due pagine, litografata, firmata e indirizzata a dr. H. Correvon. Zermatt Switzerland in data 2 settembre 1895 (signed autograph) primo a scalare il Cervino 150th anniversary 2015
signed autograph 1895 - Carta da lettera Hotel Monte Rose con litografia dell’hotel altitude 1620 metres. The letter concerns dispute with Charles Edward Mathews, mountaineer and one of the founders Alpine Club “I was at Breuil and saw J.B. Carrel; and i suggested to him that he might write to Mr C.R. Mathews . The balance of the subscription remains, I belive, in the hands of Mr. Mathews. I spoke to him last on this matter more than a year ago, and as strongly as I could. I understood him to say that he had never recived receipts for the portions of the fund which he had transmitted to Mr. Darbelley, and that he would not part with any more of the money until he had received proper receipts Mr Mathews has absolute control over the money ” “I think your sons must have made some mistake in the hotel. At the Mont Rose Hotel my letters and parcels are always received, and everyone is extremely civil.” Letter in excellent condition applied at the top of paper support --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2015 150° anniversario conquista del monte cervino - matterhorn da parte di Edward WHYMPER (London, April 27, 1840 - Chamonix, September 16, 1911) was an English mountaineer Victorian era. It is particularly famous for having reached first, in 1865 the peak of the Matterhorn mountain driving a consortium of seven other companions, four of whom died during the descent. The tragic event, followed by a process in which the cause of the tragedy was attributed to a faulty cord, have much resonance in the mountaineering world and beyond, and left an indelible mark on the consciousness of the mountaineer for the rest of his life. In subsequent years, Whymper tried six times to climb to the summit of the Matterhorn from the Italian side, sometimes being accompanied by Jean-Antoine Carrel, a hunter and mountain guide from Valtournenche, until July 14, 1865, suspecting that the same organizing Carrel (as indeed was happening) an attempt at Italian summit (wanted by Quintino Sella), improvised a consortium with the French guide Michel Croz, with whom he had already had the opportunity to win various peaks including the Barre des Ecrins, guides Zermatt Taugwalders father and son, and countrymen Lord Francis Douglas, Douglas Robert Hadow and Reverend Charles Hudson. The consortium reached quite easily the top following the ridge Hörnli, considered until then much more difficult but actually much simpler due to the orientation of the layers of rocks that allow the climb up like a ladder. The climbers left at 5:35 of July 13 from Zermatt, and around noon pitched a tent at the base of the ridge, around 3,352 m. They left before dawn on July 14 and went smoothly up to about 4,267 m where the ridge became steeper and more difficult and the group was forced to come up with more caution. At 13:40, after less than ten hours of departure, reached the summit. After stopping for an hour, undertook the descent, this time bound. Shortly after beginning the descent, found in the same challenging stretch uphill, the weak and inexperienced Hadow swept Croz, who was leading the consortium. The weight of the two dragged into the abyss also Douglas and Hudson. Whymper and the two Taugwalders managed to resist but the rope snapped and the four rushed. [1] "Impossible" was the last word uttered by Croz. The tragedy clouded mourning the conquest of that time considered the top most arduous of the Alps. There was a process in Zermatt in which the cause of the tragedy was attributed to the rupture of a rope .--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FOR SHIPPING OVER EUROPE CONTACT ME. LOOK THE OTHER ADVERTISEMENTS ZERMATT - MATTERHORN CERVINO GORNERGRAT RIFFELBERG SEILER VALAIS WALLIS VALLESE SCHWEIZ SWITZERLAND MONTE ROSA MONT ROSE BIANCO BLANC CHAMONIX COURMAYER OBERLAND EIGER INTERLAKEN JUNGFRAU – EDWARD WHYMPER REY
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