The higher summits in the south are above the tree line and expose great areas of bare rock: mountaineering is here a delightful summer recreation, with camps in the highland forests and ascents to the lofty peaks.
These mountaineering folk talked a different language.
In the early fifties of the 19th century the taste for mountaineering rapidly developed for several very different reasons.
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Dent and others, Mountaineering (1892, 3rd ed., 1900, " Badminton Library "); the Manuel d'Alpinisme (1904, publ.
Meurer, Handbuch der alpinen Sport (1882), Katechismus fur Bergsteiger (1892), and Der Bergsteiger im Hochgebirge (1893); and C. Wilson, Mountaineering (1893, " All England " series).