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The production of climbing landscapes-as-texts


Nettlefold, PA and Stratford, E, The production of climbing landscapes-as-texts, Australian Geographical Studies, 37, (2) pp. 130-142. ISSN 0004-9190 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/1467-8470.00074


Climbing landscapes are represented by climbers in a highly textualised manner. In particular, published climbing guidebooks record the name and graded level of difficulty of each climbing route, and details which link those routes to the 'identity' of the first ascendant(s). Climbing landscapes can then literally be read as if they were texts. These landscapes provide a spatial record of, and may ultimately naturalise and commemorate, the first-ascent-oriented history of climbing.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Human geography not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nettlefold, PA (Mr Peter Anthony Nettlefold)
UTAS Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:16489
Year Published:1999
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2021-01-28

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