Clarence King was a pioneer of nineteenth century American mountaineering. With an unrestrained imagination and irrepressible will, he boldly pushed into high alpine regions and wrote colorful narratives of his explorations. However, his is no simple story of pure self-reliance. Friendships are a vital part of King’s mountaineering. King’s bold mountain leadership was made possible through powerful relationships and with the support of intrepid friends. The friendships of a small collection of rugged mountaineers in the American West, and the web of ties linking them with the broader society, offer unique perspectives into nineteenth century American culture.
|School:||The George Washington University|
|School Location:||United States -- District of Columbia|
|Source:||MAI 57/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Biographies, American history, Recreation|
|Keywords:||American West, California, Exploration, King, Clarence, Mountaineering, Sierra Nevada|
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