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Edward Whymper

Edward Whymper (1840-1911) was an English mountaineer and explorer with dozens of first ascents under his belt, the most famous being that of the Matterhorn. Also an author and illustrator, he wrote several books on his profession, including Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator and the classic Scrambles Amongst the Alps . Anthony Brandt attended Princeton and Columbia before becoming a freelance writer for Esquire , American Heritage , The Atlantic , Psychology Today , GQ , Men's...See more