Mountaineering Accidents

September 2014
Victorian Review;Fall2014, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p26
Academic Journal
The article examines the views of the Victorian era British public on mountaineering accidents. Topics covered include how the deaths in the 1865 Matterhorn disaster were viewed by many British as uniquely wasteful and pointless and how the Matterhorn disaster was a simple accident that happened before the quality and strength of climbing ropes had become standardized.


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