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Legends of climbing photo book.

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Jim Herrington · · Big Pine, CA · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 0

I've been working on a book of portraits of climbing legends for the last 18 years.
These are climbers that were active between the 1920s and 1970s.
I'm almost finished, it's due out Oct. 2017.

'The Climbers' is the title, Mountaineers Books is publishing, Greg Child wrote a long essay and Alex Honnold has written the forward.

If this interests you I have a new Instagram page you can follow for photos, stories and updates:


Jim Herrington

Jon Nelson · · Bellingham, WA · Joined Sep 2011 · Points: 4,675

Thanks Jim, for posting this. I'm sure all the work over many years will be well worth it.

The photos at the link are great. Of the people in them, I only recognized Jim Whittaker. I really appreciate the descriptions you added.

Jake wander · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 175

looks awesome. itll be great to be able to flip through and read about all these great climbers in one place.

can you make another post when it hits shelves (or amazon)?


Brian in SLC · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Oct 2003 · Points: 14,249

Pretty neat. I have my dad's Leica camera...looks exactly the same.

I've heard of a few...have a copy of Naked before the Mountain. Etc.

I don't follow instragram, so, maybe you could update us here when my signed copy (by everyone in the book too, of course) will be ready.


David Coley · · UK · Joined Oct 2013 · Points: 70

do you have a list of the climbers? (Wondering if this is very USA focused) Thanks

Jim Herrington · · Big Pine, CA · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 0

Hi David Coley,

There are 60 climbers in total.

Climbers represented are probably 60% American and 40% international.

I'll be updating the Instagram @theclimbers_book regularly leading up to the Oct. release date.

Thanks for asking,

Jim Herrington · · Big Pine, CA · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 0

Jake and Brian,
Yes, I'll make a mention here when the release date gets closer. Thanks for your interest!

Jim Herrington · · Big Pine, CA · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 0

Some people asked for a link where they could pre-order the book, I finally have it:

The dimensions of the book are 11" x 12", not what is written on that link. Also, the book itself comes inside a hard black linen slipcase.


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