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The production of climbing landscapes-as-texts

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Nettlefold, PA and Stratford, E (1999) The production of climbing landscapes-as-texts. Australian Geographical Studies, 37 (2). pp. 130-141. ISSN 0004-9190

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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 Type: Article
Keywords: cultural geography; rock-climbing; landscape; text; place
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Geographical Studies
Page Range: pp. 130-141
ISSN: 0004-9190
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1111/1467-8470.00074
Additional Information: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Date Deposited: 22 May 2008 01:52
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:40
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/6351
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