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News 25 Oct 2013

Faculty member Frank Nugent Launches New Book

Faculty member Frank Nugent Launches New Book

No goggles or glacier glasses, no hi-tech axes or Day-Glo Gore-Tex adorned Alpinists of the mid-nineteenth century. Yet, from the 1850s to the early twentieth century, many of the projects undertaken by Irish mountaineers have not received due recognition.

This book sets the record straight. Faculty member and mountaineer-explorer Frank Nugent reveal a significant Irish contribution beginning with the Golden Age of Alpine Mountaineering when the first ascents of mountains like the Eiger and Weisshorn and the first traverse the Matterhorn from Italy were by Irish climbers.