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The Production of Climbing Landscapes-as-Texts

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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]

Abstract

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:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Human Geography
Research Field:Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Other Environment
Objective Field:Environment not elsewhere classified
Author:Nettlefold, PA (Mr Peter Anthony Nettlefold)
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:2009-10-13
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