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Men & Matterhorn book. Gaston Rébuffat was a well-known French alpinist and mountain guide. He was a recipient of France's prestigious Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1984
Men & Matterhorn book. He was a recipient of France's prestigious Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur in 1984. Known for his lyrical writing and his ability to convey not only the dangers of mountaineering but the pure exaltation of the climb, Rébuffat authored several books. His most famous written work is Etoiles et Tempêtes (Starlight and St Gaston Rébuffat was a well-known French alpinist and mountain guide.
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As Gaston Rebuffat writes in his book Men and the Matterhorn, Carrel saw the Matterhorn as a possession . During the ensuing years Whymper made eight unsuccessful attempts to climb the Matterhorn, and on several occasions tried to hire Carrel as his guide.
As Gaston Rebuffat writes in his book Men and the Matterhorn, Carrel saw the Matterhorn as a possession belonging to him by right and the attempts of others to win it as an encroachment on his own territory. This monstrous jealousy, writes Rebuffat, drove the Englishman to want the conquest to be reserved for him alone. Finally, in the second week of July in 1865, Whymper encountered Carrel on the trail and once again asked him to be his guide.
Men and the Matterhorn. Published 1967 by Vane in London. Matterhorn (Switzerland and Italy). Translation of Cervin cime exemplaire.
About Gaston Rebuffat. With this elegant book, first published in 1954, Rébuffat transformed mountain writing. Gaston Rébuffat was born on May 7, 1921, in Marseilles, France. He was a recipient of France’s prestigious Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur. Yet his finest feat as a mountaineer was to be the first man to climb all six of the legendary great north faces of the Alps–the Grandes Jorasses, the Piz Badile, the Dru, the Matterhorn, the Cima Grande di Lava-redo, and the Eiger. His insistence on seeing a climb as an act of harmonious communion with the mountain, not a battle waged against it, seemed radical at the time, though Rébuffat’s aesthetic has since won the day.
Published by Littlehampton Book Services Ltd (1973). ISBN 10: 0718209567 ISBN 13: 9780718209568.
Gaston Rébuffat (7 May 1921, Marseille – 31 May 1985, Paris) was a French alpinist, mountain guide, and author
Gaston Rébuffat (7 May 1921, Marseille – 31 May 1985, Paris) was a French alpinist, mountain guide, and author. In 1984, he was made an officer in the French Legion of Honour for his service as a mountaineering instructor for the French military. At the age of 64, Gaston Rébuffat died of cancer in Paris, France
Men and the Matterhorn Oxford University Press 1967. Between Heaven and Earth (with Pierre Tairraz). Rebuffat produced three colour films depicting himself and others climbing in the Alps. These are a testament to his skill as a climber, and his love of the mountains.
Men and the Matterhorn Oxford University Press 1967. toiles et Tempêtes won the Grand Prix at the Trento Filmfestival in Italy.
Gaston Rebuffat on the Matterhorn. View High-Resolution Image. Gaston Rebuffat on the Matterhorn. A still from this video.
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