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The Resource Emilio Comici : angel of the Dolomites, David Smart

Emilio Comici : angel of the Dolomites, David Smart

Label
Emilio Comici : angel of the Dolomites
Title
Emilio Comici
Title remainder
angel of the Dolomites
Statement of responsibility
David Smart
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Between 1925 and his death in 1940, Emilio Comici was the pre-eminent climber in the Eastern Alps, the hotbed of global rock climbing at that time. He made first ascents on some of the highest and most notorious walls in the Alps, including the northwest face of the Civetta, as well as dozens of other climbs. Comici invented many modern big-wall techniques and the big-wall idiom itself that later took root in Yosemite Valley. Comici also made solo ascents of some of the hardest routes in the Alps, including his climb on the north face of the Cima Grande. He also designed the first artificial climbing wall that was ever actually built. Emilio Comici explores how family tragedy and growing up in working class Trieste under Austrian occupation shaped Comici’s complex personality and attitudes toward climbing. He was loyal to his friends, deeply concerned about the vulnerable, including his fellow climbers, and yet highly competitive, a born vagabond and yet also a dandy, irresistible to women, and yet unable to settle down, devoted to his mother and to the mountains, and finally, like many other Italian climbers of the period, a member of the Italian fascist party although he was profoundly anti-German and opposed to racial persecution"--Book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chaundy-Smart, David
Dewey number
796.522092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV199.92.C66
LC item number
C43 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comici, Emilio
  • Mountaineers
  • Comici, Emilio
  • Mountaineers
  • Italy
Label
Emilio Comici : angel of the Dolomites, David Smart
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1197772704
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781771604567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Emilio Comici : angel of the Dolomites, David Smart
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1197772704
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
247 pages
Isbn
9781771604567
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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