The Duke of the Abruzzi: An Explorer's Life

The Duke of the Abruzzi: An Explorer's Life

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Paperback, Mountaineers Books, 2014, ISBN13 9781594858956, ISBN10 1594858950
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Paperback, Mountaineers Books, 2014, ISBN13 9781594858956, ISBN10 1594858950

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Paperback, Mountaineers Books, 2014, ISBN13 9781594858956, ISBN10 1594858950

Grandson of the first king of Italy, Luigi Amedeo di Savoia-Aosta, or the Duke of the Abruzzi, was one of the most celebrated explorers of the early twentieth century. This biography vividly recounts not only the details of his pioneering expeditions but also the intriguing story of his personal life including a doomed love affair with an American heiress and his more successful friendship with Vittorio Sella. The Duke's lifelong passion for adventure began in the Italian Alps of his childhood. Having mastered the Zmutt Ridge of

the Matterhorn at the age of 21, he vowed to devote himself to mountain exploration. Just three years later, in 1897, he completed the first successful ascent of Alaska's Mount St. Elias. His 1899 attempt to be the first to the North Pole fell short of its goal, but he succeeded in going farther north than any previous expedition. A naval career did not stop him from exploring the Ruwenzori range in Africa. The Duke's most noted achievement was undeniably his

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Number of Pages: 188
Original Languages: English
Author: Shandrick, Michael ,  Tenderini, Mirella
Series Title: Legends and Lore
Book Format: Paperback
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Publication Date: April, 2014
ISBN-13: 9781594858956
ISBN-10: 1594858950
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