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    In Search of Peaks, Passes and Glaciers

    In Search of Peaks, Passes and Glaciers

    Mountaineering may seem like a relatively modern sport… with oxygen bottles, light weight thermal clothing and safety gadgets and communication devices… But in many ways the 19th century is considered the golden age of Alpine climbing … with several Irish men… and one remarkable Irish woman among the pioneers during the period that all the major alpine peaks were climbed for the first time. A new book, In Search Of Peaks Passes and Glaciers, highlights the lives of these Irish Alpine pioneers and its author and mountaineer, Frank Nugent joined Sean this morning.

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